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A 21-year-old female asked:

Switching from depo-provera to lo loestrin fe i have missed two days the first week starting will my depo-provera back me up since i missed 2 pills?

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Dr. Allison Urrutia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
No: Your Depo-Provera is not a reliable method since it has been a while since receiving it. You need to use a back up method (condoms) until you start your next pill pack. Try using the mobile apps to help you remember to take your pills. Also, i recommend taking your pills with something you do each day, like brush your teeth.
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Last updated Feb 19, 2015

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