I have been on on the Depo shot for a year and some months…

…… I always get my shots on time and me and my boyfriend were touching on each other he thinks he pre-ejaculated and this was the day before I got my next shot….should I be worried??

Once someone has had a hormonal form of birth control (like the Depo shot)  for a week it 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.

Even if ejaculation did not occur, if pre-ejaculate came into contact with the vagina there is a risk of pregnancy. Pre-ejaculate is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation. Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

As long as you were getting your shots on time, and you were not late for your next shot, you would still be 99% protected from pregnancy.

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