…..And me and my boyfriend decided to have sex. He came in me 3 times and after that I got the Depo Shot. Is there a chance I may be pregnant?
Once someone has had a hormonal form of birth control (like the Depo shot) for 1 week it can help prevent pregnancy up to 99% (even if ejaculation occurs in the vagina). It takes a full week for the hormones to be integrated into the body and start working.
In order for the Depo Shot to be effective, a person needs to get the shot every 3 months.
If you were due for your Depo Shot, and never received it, and then had unprotected sex there would be a risk of pregnancy. If you received another shot, you would need to wait a full 7 days for it to become effective again.
You can take Emergency Contraception which can be taken up to 5 days after the sexual contact but it is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation.
We would then recommend taking a pregnancy test. The earliest you can take a pregnancy test is 14 days after the sexual contact to get an accurate result.
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