2. The Shot

Some providers have stopped offering the shot as a birth control method because they consider it more trouble than it's worth, but for some women it just hits the mark. One of the great things about the shot is that you only need to get one injection every three months, which leaves a lot less room for human error than the pill.

After having adjusted to the shot, most women stop having periods altogether! If you have a history of heavy, painful, and long periods, this can be a dream come true. Unfortunately, before your periods stop you can have spotting for weeks at a time. Yikes! The shot is also known to cause depression and has the most significant chance of weight gain. This one is really either a hit or a miss.

Hormonal IUDs
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