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A 24-year-old male asked:

My partner is on depo-provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) if we were to have sex how would it be done correctly?do i need a condom? if i ejaculate in her will she get pregnant?

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
No: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a contraceptive which works by preventing ovulation,thus,ejaculTion would not cause conception because there is no egg released
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Birth control: Hi, Birth control with Depo-Provera begins immediately after the first shot if given within the first five days of your menstrual period. It has to be repeated every 12 wks in order to stay effective, the only reason for u to use condom is to prevent STD as Depo does not prevent STD and HIV.
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Depoprovera: Depoprovera is usually an injectable contraceptive, and his highly effective if taken as directed by a healthcare professional. It is always a good idea to use condoms to minimize the chance of infection, especially if either partner is having other sexual partners. The chance of pregnancy with unprotected sex is minimal, but can occur if the depoprovera has not been used punctually.

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