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Std Protection?
No
Failure rate
Covered by insurance?
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Typical cost range
4.2/ 5 average rating with 122 reviewsforInjection
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75%
saidit'sworth it
66%
saiditworked well
20%
saidit'sa big hassle
  • Not worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Depo-Proveraon 2/16/2017Massive weight gain- 40 lbs in 3 months that I have not been able to loose 6 years later
    33
    Woman
    Pregnancy prevention
  • Not worth it
    Big hassle
    Reviewed Injectionon 10/24/2016Bled for about 2 months straight. I regret getting the Depo shot.
    32
    Woman
    Pregnancy prevention
  • Worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Injectionon 10/6/2016Stay on top of it. Works very well for me because I only have to deal with it every three months, unlike taking a pill everyday and the same time. Some vaginal dryness.
    21
    Woman
    Pregnancy prevention
  • Not worth it
    Some hassle
    Reviewed Injectionon 10/6/2016I basically had 3 periods a year using this - seems like a plus except for never knowing when you'd get it. It also gave me headaches and made me moody! Mostly, though, it's a pain in the ass to have to visit the doctor every 3 months.
    41
    Woman
    Pregnancy prevention
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Injectionon 10/5/2016I love this method. My boyfriend and I still use condoms for pregnancy protection. I've found that my periods are almost nonexistent with the shot, which I love!
    21
    Woman
    Pregnancy prevention
  • Worth it
    Low hassle
    Reviewed Injectionon 10/4/2016I think it contributed to sciatica and constipation, but I got rid of issues by balancing with lifestyle changes, yoga, and Ayurvedic herbs. I've been on it for over 20 years.
    42
    Woman
    Pregnancy prevention