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Doctor insights on: Can You Still Get Pregnant While On The Depo Provera Shot

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

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 I get pregnant if I only had the depo shot once in November in still bleeding?

Can I get pregnant if I only had the depo shot once in November in still bleeding?

Yes.: Although depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) is intended to provide birth control for 13 weeks per injection it may decrease your chance of pregnancy for much longer. When your body returns to a normal menstrual cycle then your chance of pregnancy is probably back to normal. This can sometimes take 6-12 months. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I only had the Depo-Provera shot 3 times in 2014 Feb to Aug. My last shot Aug. Currently since then I have been trying to get pregnant & still no cycle? Why?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): This is a side-effect of the DepoProvera . It can take a while after you stop it to start ovulating and having periods again. Since you can get pregnant before your first period after using it, it is a good idea to start prenatal vitamins now and use another method of contraception like condoms until your periods resume. ...Read more

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I missed my Depo-Provera shot by two weeks can i still get pregnant?

I missed my Depo-Provera shot by two weeks can i still get pregnant?

Depo and pregnancy: You can get pregnant if you miss your depo shot, and your fertility will increase with time. ...Read more

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I've been on the Depo-Provera shot and have been sexually active. He came in me twice, could i still get pregnant?

I've been on the Depo-Provera shot and have been sexually active. He came in me twice, could i still get pregnant?

Very unlikely: Depo is a great, reliable form of birth control. If you are taking your shots on time, the chance of pregnancy is very low even with repeated sexual encounters. Just don't forget you are not protected from infection. ...Read more

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I just was iinjected the Depo-Provera shot on the 9th of september 2013. And i had unprotected sex 11 day after. Can i still get pregnant?

Yes: Most of the depo pregnancies that i see are from women having unprotected sex less than 30 days from 1st injection. The others from late injections. Use a condom the first 30 days. Check a preg. Test in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I had my first Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot last month and I had unprotected sex last night...can I still get pregnant?

I had my first Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot last month and I had unprotected sex last night...can I still get pregnant?

Why worry?: The reason one goes on birth control is so that they do not have to waste any energy or time worrying about pregnancy. You are on an effective form of birth control. Why are you spending even one second wasting energy needlessly worrying? ...Read more

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I got my first Depo-Provera shot 2 weeks ago but a week later i had unprotected sex 8 or more times. Can i still get pregnant? Include background information that will enable doctors to answer your question.

I got my first Depo-Provera shot 2 weeks ago but a week later i had unprotected sex 8 or more times. Can i still get pregnant? Include background information that will enable doctors to answer your question.

If : If you waited 7 days until after your first shot to have unprotected sex, then you have a less than 1% of pregnancy. If you got the shot within the first 7 days of starting your period, you are protected against pregnancy immediately. If not, then you should use a back-up method of birth control such as a condom for the first 7 days after the shot - after that, you're good to go. Below i've attached more information about the depo shot that might answer any additional questions you may have. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was on Depo-Provera shot been off the shot for about a year.My period comes on every other month.Can i still get pregnant?

Yes but you: May need to see if you are ovulating. Try an ovulation predictor kit. If not look up pcos and see if u fit that profile; if so metformin can help and there are other options. It's not the depo though. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got one shot of Depo-Provera and stopped a month ago and still haven't gotten my period. When should I be expecting my period? When can I get pregnant?

I got one shot of Depo-Provera and stopped a month ago and still haven't gotten my period. When should I be expecting my period? When can I get pregnant?

Depo effect: It can take up to 6-8 months for the Depo to completely get out of your system. I would recommend that you have at least 2 normal periods before you start to try for pregnancy, to make sure it's out of your system. ...Read more

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I am on the Depo-Provera shot, I still ovulat&get my monthly periods. My 4th shot is over this year in Feb.can i still get pregnant if I want to have a baby?

I am on the Depo-Provera shot, I still ovulat&get my monthly periods. My 4th shot is over this year in Feb.can i still get pregnant if I want to have a baby?

Yes you can: Being on Depo does not always prevent periods, what it does prevent is ovulation (egg release). Having a period does not mean you are ovulating. Periods are the shedding of the uterus. You can get pregnant after ending Depo. Sometimes it can take up to a year to get pregnant after ending Depo. ...Read more

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