A 18-year-old female asked:
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i'm getting a shot in my hip to help with my periods is it birth control? and if it is how long should i wait to have sex ?

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Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Same day: Depends on what the shot is. If depo-provera, it is birth control and effective almost immediately.
Answered on May 21, 2013

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