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Phoenix, AZ
A 20-year-old female asked:

If i have unprotected sex after i miss my depo-provera shot can i be pregnant?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It's possible: Even with birth control measures in place, it's not 100% impossible to get pregnant. If you were having unprotected sex and were overdue for a Depo shot, I'd advise doing a home pregnancy test.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Would if be okay to have unprotected sex on the Depo-Provera shot?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Most likely!: The Depo-Provera shot effectively suppresses ovulation and thickens the cervical mucous, providing excellent birth control. But there is no method of birth control that is 100%. We have all taken care of women that have gotten pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot - it does happen, though it is very uncomon. Also the Depo-Provera shot will not protect from std's.
Jacksonville, FL
A 31-year-old female asked:

Missed my Depo-Provera shot in december had unprotected sex twice in january could i be pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vanita Patel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Possible: Get your Depo-Provera shot if the pregnancy test is negative.
A member asked:

Can you still get pregnant while on Depo-Provera and having unprotected sex?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: It is much less likely but no birth control is 100%. There is a small chance you can still become pregnant. This is especially the case if you are on other medication, even briefly, because these sometimes can interfere with hormone regulation. Check with your doctor whenever going on medication like antibiotics.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can i still get pregnant while being on the Depo-Provera shot? Unprotected sex while being on the shot

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. J Ricardo Loret De Mola
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
If : If you are taking the medication as prescribed and getting your shot on time is very unlikely to get pregnant. The estimated perfect use first-year failure rate for depo-provera is the weighted average of failure rates in seven clinical trials: 0.3%, which means its very effective. Hope this helps.
Jacksonville, FL
A 31-year-old female asked:

I didn't get my Depo-Provera shot in december and had unprotected sex twice in january, could i be pregnant?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Possible: U may still have enough Depo-Provera in your system but u need to check a preg test if neg then u need your Depo-Provera if u do not want to get preg.

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