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A 17-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnate if you miss depo-provera shot by 4 weeks? i was supposed to take my shot last month and forgot and now im feeling different

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Depo-provera is only expected to work if it is used as prescribed. Theoretically, you could get pregnant even if you miss the shot by one day. The greater the amount of time missed by, the greater the risk. A pregnancy test would provide an answer to the question.
Dr. Dale Kristle
Gynecology 40 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy can occur anytime you are not using your contraceptive properly

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