Publication date: 2018-05-30 22:39
You may have more luck on a pill with a slightly higher dose of estrogen, or one that provides estrogen during a different part of your cycle.
Several types of health care professionals can prescribe birth control. They include doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. We call all health care providers doctor to keep the information short and easy to read.
There’s no way to stop the side effects of Depo—it’s not like you can go back in time and not get the shot. If you still feel uncomfortable after the course of at least two shots in a row, switch methods and stay protected. You’re worth it.
Progestin-only birth control pills, sometimes called &ldquo mini-pills,&rdquo have several effects in the body that help prevent pregnancy:
If you’ve looked at other things in your life that might cause the loss of sex drive and are still pretty sure it’s the shot, think about switching to the pill , the patch , or the ring (which have less hormone and are easier to stop if the problem persists) or an IUD (which has low or no hormones). You could also try non-hormonal methods such as the diaphragm , male condoms , or female condoms.
If taken within the first seven days of your period, you are immediately safe from becoming pregnant. The same is true if taken within five days after an abortion, miscarriage, or within 8 weeks of giving birth.
An X-ray or an ultrasound is performed about three months after the procedure to make sure that enough tissue has formed around the inserts to block the fallopian tubes. Until then, another form of birth control must be used.
You can start using the birth control shot whenever you want. If you get your first shot within the first 7 days after the start of your period, you’re protected from pregnancy right away. If you get it at any other time in your cycle, you need to use another form of birth control (like a condom) for the first week after getting the shot.
Talk to your doctor if you continue to miss taking your birth control pill or find it hard to take the pill at the same time each day. You may want to consider a different type of birth control, such as an IUD, an implant, shot, ring, or patch that you don t have to remember to take every day.
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