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Doctor insights on: Can You Become Pregnant On The Depo Provera Shot

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can you get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Possibly: The depo-provera injection lasts for 14 weeks. It is administered every 12 weeks, to make sure that you do not have an ovulation after it wears off. However, if you are late for getting your shot, you could theoretically become pregnant. ...Read more

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If you consume to much sperm on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, can you become pregnant?

If you consume to much sperm on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot, can you become pregnant?

No: If you are talking about swallowing semen, there is no way that you can become pregnant that way. If by chance, sperm spills from your mouth to your vulva, then you are back to the 1/1000 failure rate of regular Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) therapy. I would say that chances are very remote that swallowing large amounts of semen would have anything to do with your risk of becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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Can you be Pregnant on the depot shot?

Can you be Pregnant  on the depot shot?

Yes: It is possible to get pregnant on depo, but it is unlikely. As I tell my teens, as long as u r having sex there is a small chance ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can I get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

DepoProvera: You can...Nothing is perfect except abstinence or a hysterectomy. But, depo is very reliable, so the chances are low, around 1-2% if you get the shot every 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes - Missed dose: Depo shot (medroxyprogesterone ) must be given once every 3 months to prevent pregnancy. Longer than 13 weeks between doses may result in pregnancy. Use another method of birth control if you miss a dose/ get a pregnancy test before your next dose. Bone loss can occur so talk to your doctor about calcium replacement. This does not protect you from HIV (aids) or other sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can i get pregnant on the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes: The failure rate is 1%. Unfortunately, every form of birth control has a failure rate (even vasectomy!). ...Read more

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Can you still get the Depo-Provera shot while on your period?

Usually: Although it is recommended to get the depo shot within a few days of staring a period (at least for the initial one) or within 12 weeks of a previous injection, it should be fine as long as your doctor has totally ruled out the possibility of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could you become pregnant on the nuvaring?

Very unlikely: If you are using the NuvaRing as directed - changing the ring once a week, and not going longer than one week between using it when you have a period, it's extremely unlikely you can become pregnant while doing so. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on depo shot within the first 3 months your on it?

Can you get pregnant while on depo shot within the first 3 months your on it?

Not unless you were: Not unless you were already pregnant before you go the shot. Depo is a vert effective form of birth contorl ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant even if you bleed/stop on the Depo-Provera shot?

Can you be pregnant even if you bleed/stop on the Depo-Provera shot?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you are pregnant while on depo. As long as you get the shot on time, the risk of pregnancy is very low. It is common to have irregular bleeding or no periods while on depo. ...Read more

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What are the chances of being able to get pregnant in the future if you've been on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

What are the chances of being able to get pregnant in the future if you've been on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Very Good: Most people who had regular periods prior to using the depo will usually return to having normal periods. This would give you the normal chances for someone your age. ...Read more

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Can you have condom-less sex while on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Can you have condom-less sex while on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot?

Depends: If your only concern is pregnancy, this may be reasonable after you have been on the shot for a while.However, if there is even a remote chance of passing a STD , even from a prior relationship, a condom is still a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Depo Provera (Definition)

Depo-Provera is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more