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How soon can i get pregnant after getting off the depo-provera shot ?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
It varies: Fertility will return from 3 months to 9 months after your last shot.

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Staten Island, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant if you had sex and your on Depo-Provera shot but you were scheduled for another one very soon ?

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Shouldn't. : If your next shot is due bit not overdue, you should be okay.
Brazil
A 16-year-old female asked:

Is it poasible to not get pregnant after the Depo-Provera shot wears off ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Use other Forms: Depo lasts three months. After that you must choose from the many other forms of safe contraception. Talk it over with your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Please explain to me how can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: There is no method which is 100% effective for contraception. On occasion a women will ovulation while on depoprovera and a pregnancy will occur. If this has happened to you see an md asap as depoprovera may cause problems for the developing fetus depending on when it was taken.
A 30-year-old female asked:

Can i get pregnant if i miss getting my Depo-Provera shot.?

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Dr. Adam Levy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: While Depo-Provera is very long acting, you take a risk getting pregnancy if you miss doses.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How soon after the injection is the depo-provera shot effective?

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Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
With your period: If you get your injection when your period starts it will be effective right away. If you for some reason get it at a different time in your cycle you should use back up contraception until your period comes. It will also be effective right away if received within 6 weeks of a pregnancy.

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