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Before ttc, how long must I wait after stopping the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control shot?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: At least 3 months

Your last injection will be effective for at least 12 weeks of contraception.
You can try to conceive after that. Depo-provera contraceptive can delay the return of fertility for up to 18 months. 90% of women without a prior fertility problem will conceive within 1 year of stopping depo-provera.

In brief: At least 3 months

Your last injection will be effective for at least 12 weeks of contraception.
You can try to conceive after that. Depo-provera contraceptive can delay the return of fertility for up to 18 months. 90% of women without a prior fertility problem will conceive within 1 year of stopping depo-provera.
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