Is it normal to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot?

Not "normal" All forms of birth control are designed to prevent pregnancy, so it is not "normal" to become pregnant on the depo shot. However, all forms of birth control have a failure rate, so it is not necessarily abnormal either. With all forms of birth control it is important to closely follow the instructions for use to minimize the risk of contraceptive failure.

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When on Depo-Provera shot is it normal to not have a period or to skip a period? Is it possible to get pregnant while on depo?

Possible. After the initial injection of hormonal medicine, you should expect to have irregular periods. It is always possible to get pregnant; however the likelihood is very low. Overall you should sit down with your gynecologist and discuss all the concerns about the depot-shot. Good luck ... Read more...

Is it possible to get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera Shot? I have only had one?

Yes. As long as you are having sex with or without a condom, on or off birth control, there is always a chance of getting pregnant. Having sex during ovulation, without a condom, without birth control each just increase those chances. The only way to know if you are pregnant is to do a pregnancy test. Only abstinence and hysterectomy are 100% effective. Read more...

Can I get pregnant while on the Depo-Provera shot while on my period?

No, but... No, a woman "cannot" get pregnant while on the depo shot during her period, but life can surprise you on rare occasions. Read more...
Unlikely. The pregnancy rate on depo is very low-less than one per first year of use. If you received your shot within the week you had your period, the chance of pregnancy is extremely low. If you received your depo shot more than a week after your period, there is a chance of pregnancy even if you had a negative pregnancy test before your shot. Read more...