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A 18-year-old female asked:

If you get all your depo-provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots on time and get no period anymore is there still a chance pregnancy would happen? what are the chances?

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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
Pharmacology 16 years experience
Very low: As long as you get your shots on time , your risk of pregnancy is very low. If you think at anytime you might be pregnant , do a pregnancy test and see your doctor. Please remember to use condoms as Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot does not protect from sexually transmitted diseases..Also talk to your doctor about calcium plus vit d supplement for bone healthy. Take care.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depo works: Depoprovera failures are very rare. It is a very effective method. If you are concerned then take a simple test available at any pharmacy. No reason to stress out. Check a test and you will have your answer in minutes. It is normal to not have a period while on depo.
Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Very low: But not impossible....Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is 99% effective when taken as indicated.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do you need to worry about pregnancy while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) if you get all shots on time and no more period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depo works: Depoprovera failures are very rare. It is a very effective method. If you are concerned then take a simple test available at any pharmacy. No reason to stress out. Check a test and you will have your answer in minutes. It is normal to not have a period while on depo.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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