…the guy to cum (ejaculate) inside of me or not.
When someone starts a new hormonal method of birth control (like the Depo shot), they need to use a back up method (like condoms or practicing abstinence) for one week before that method will be effective. After that first week, the hormones will be integrated into the body and can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% when taken correctly.
This means that if you got your shot on November 12th, you should have used a back-up method (like condoms or abstinence) until November 19th. After November 19th, the Depo will be 97-99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Once the Depo is at full effectiveness, your partner can ejaculate inside the vagina and pregnancy will be prevented by up to 99% for up to 3 months. But in order for the Depo to consistently be effective, you need to make sure you’re getting the shot every 3 months. Using condoms with a hormonal method of birth control (like Depo) may also be a good idea to help reduce the risk of STI transmission.
If you have more questions, give us a call at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment or to talk with a provider.