I got my first Depo shot on the 30th & on the 9th I had unprotected sex ….

…… cum got in me, can I be pregnant?

It is important to say that pregnancy is possible whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina.

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% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina) when taken correctly. In order for the Depo Shot to be effective, a person needs to get the shot every 3 months.  As long as it was 1 week since your first shot, and you get your shots at the right time, you are protected from pregnancy 99%

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