I haven’t had a period in months because of the shot. Can I still get pregnant?
By Attia @ Planned Parenthood | May 21, 2020, 6:07 p.m.
Category: Ask the Experts, Birth Control
No period since April 2020 due to the Depo Shot. Can you still get pregnant without a period?
If you’re using the birth control shot correctly, which means getting it every 12-13 weeks (3 months), it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get pregnant. Only 6 out of 100 people get pregnant each year while using the shot. If you’re getting the shot regularly, it’s normal to have fewer or lighter periods, or for your period to stop altogether. The longer you use the shot, the more likely it is for your periods to stop.
If you’ve stopped using the shot, it can take several months for your period to return to what it was before you started the shot. But it only takes 15 weeks after your last shot for the pregnancy protection to wear off. So even if you still haven’t gotten a period, if you’ve stopped using the shot and you’re still having vaginal sex, use another method of birth control if you don’t want to get pregnant.
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