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Side effects of Depo vs. Plan B.. which are worse

Im undecided between getting the shot (Depo Perva) or just using the Plan B emergency pill..
Which are worse..

Im not needing it continuously, but more for several encounters during a week.
Since itll probably happen several times in a short period, im thinkin the shot is better.. or can i take the pill after each encounter within a week?
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replied October 5th, 2011
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Plan B is an emergency contraceptive. Compared to the shot, pill or condom, it's terribly ineffective. Compared to nothing, it is very effective. Taking Plan B multiple times in a week will likely cause you side effects.

The birth control method that will fit your requirements best is condoms with a dose of Plan B incase something goes wrong.
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