depo provera shot question

  1. i just got the depo shot on tuesday. i had sex wednesday and am due to get my period in a week. is there any chance i could get pregnant?
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  3. by   traumaRUs
    I'm sorry but we can't provide medical advice. Please see your healthcare provider.
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    the first shot of depo provera is usually given during or a few days after the start of a menstrual period. after 24 hours, the shot is effective birth control for the next 13 weeks. many women find it useful to schedule their next shot slightly earlier than necessary; if something prevents them from making their appointment, there will be a window of opportunity to receive their next shot.
    if you are more than a week late for your shot, use a backup method of birth control for the next two weeks. if you are more than a week late and you have had unprotected sex since your last shot, consider taking a pregnancy test before receiving the next dose.
    depo-provera (3-month shot) - from www.birth-control-comparison ...

    talk with your ob gyn provider for personalized information.