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A 22-year-old female asked:

Had my first depo-provera shot at the end of feb. had a light period on mar 3 and was sexually active mar15 -18 (regular ovulation dates).. can i be pregnant?

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Dr. HUGH Melnick
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
PROBABLY NOT: The Depo-Provera should have blocked your ovulation in march, so i doubt that you are pregnant. You should not get periods on depo, so I am sure that you are worried. Try an at home preg test to make sure. Depo is very effective birth control.

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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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