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A 24-year-old male asked:

What are the. chances of getting pregnant. while on depo-provera shot?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Very low: The range of first year failure rates of Depo range from 0% to 2.6%, depending on the study performed. Keep in mind, this doesn't protect you from acquiring STDs, so using a condom is always advisable.
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
99%: It is 99% effective.

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Is there a way chances of pregnancy while on the Depo-Provera shot?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
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Nothing impossible: But it's rare to get pregnant once your on depo-provera. Nothing is 100% effective but this works really well taken every 11-14 weeks without fail. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of getting pregnant after you missed your Depo-Provera shot ?

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3 months: The injection is only good for a 3 month interval: get on birth control and condoms. Yes- you can get pregnant if you missed your last Depo-Provera injection.
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Dr. Adam Levy commented
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Fortunately, depo effect wears off slowly, so there is a bit of lee way. Don't trust that your protection goes beyond 3 months though. Repeated shots cause even more prolonged protection. However, don't go more than 2 weeks overdue for your shot.
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What are the chances of getting pregnant with a condom and without a condom while on the Depo-Provera shot?

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A 26-year-old male asked:

How long depo-provera last before getting pregnant again?

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Its variable: It is given every 3 months to prevent pregnancy , however the menstrual cycles after stopping may continue to be absent or irregular after stopping. If you are trying to become pregnant and have not gotten your period after stopping, contact your md.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

My last Depo-Provera shot was in june, I don't plan on getting it again. What are the chances of getting pregnant?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
After 3 months: Three months after the shot, the effects wear off, and you are no longer protected against pregnancy.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
This is the most common scenario; many women take more than 3 months to resume cycling. The most exterme cases reported are between 1-2 years to cycle after stopping DMPA.
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