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if my birth control (depo injection) stops my period can i still get pregnant?

No. Irregular bleeding is the most common side effect of the shot, especially in the first 6 to 12 months of use. For most women, periods become fewer and lighter. After one year, half of the women who use the birth control shot will stop having periods completely.

When the birth control shot is used correctly, it’s very effective. If you are concerned about a possible pregnancy, you can always take a pregnancy test.

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