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got the depo-provera shot at my 6 week pp check up missed the next shot haven't received a period have been having sex can i get pregnant again ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: The depo works by fooling your body with hormones so it does not release eggs. If you are not receiving these hormones, your body can revert to its baseline fertility & begin releasing eggs. You do not need to re-start your menses before egg release starts. If you have no BC your chances of pregnancy are real.

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