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A 19-year-old female asked:

reasons why i got pregnant while on depo-provera shot if i never miss one.1 sept 27 -2 dec 17-3 march 4. it was every 3 months.due date nov 19 2013?

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Dr. Sharon McNeill
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Contraception: Unfortunately, the only way to prevent pregnancy 100% is to not have sex. All methods of birth control have a failure rate. Condoms if used correctly are estimated to be at best 90% effective. That means 10 out of 100 women will still get pregnant in a given year. Depo is about 95-97% effective... Iuds are better 99.9%. I even heard of a woman who had a baby after her uterus was removed.

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Can you get pregnant in between the 2 dates of your next Depo-Provera shot?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
No: By "the 2 dates of your next Depo-Provera shot", i assume you mean that you're on depoprovera now & have been given a time range between which you must get your next shot if you are to avoid having to repeat pregnancy test. As long as you get your shot between those 2 dates (assuming properly calculated such that each shot should be no more than 90 days apart), then current Depo-Provera should still be in effect.

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