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A 25-year-old female asked:

i recently stopped the depo-provera shot (oct 25) i received my period nov 12th regular heavy flow. i had unprotected sex nov 15 can i get pregnant?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Chance is low but: A healthy woman in her reproductive year can become pregnant at any time during her cycle, though the chance is greatest during/around time of ovulation and less so during active menstrual flow. It is difficult to know exactly when you ovulate, hence the chance of pregnancy any time. If you don't want pregnancy yet, use protection at all time--pills and/or condoms. Consult doc. Good luck.

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