Archive for the shot (Depo)

I got my Depo 5 days before my normal period and 6 days after Depo injection I had an unprotected sex…

…On top of that my period changed or is 5 days late…should I be worried? Am I pregnant?

If this was your very first Depo shot, it takes a full 7 days for the shot to become effective. So if you had unprotected sex before those 7 days there could be a risk of pregnancy.

If this is the case, we would recommend taking an Emergency Contraction.
 which can be taken up to 5 days after and is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation- when the egg is released from the ovary.

We would also recommend taking a pregnancy test. The earliest you can take a pregnancy test is 14 days after the sexual contact. You can trust the result at that time.

The most common side effect of the Depo Shot is a change in period.  After the first few shots, many people experience lighter periods, or no periods at all! This is perfectly medically okay. This happens because the hormones cause the uterine lining to thin out, which can cause a change in a person’s bleeding.

Remember, the Depo Shot does not reduce the risk of STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

I got the Depo injection 5 days before my normal period…..

……I had unprotected sex on top of that. My period is five days late should I be worried? am I 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.

So if you waited a full 7 days before you had unprotected sex, there would be protection. If you had sex on the 7th day or before, there would be a risk of pregnancy. In that situation Emergency Contraception is an option, which can be taken up to 5 days after and is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation- when the egg is released from the ovary.

The most common side effect of the Depo Shot is a change in period.  After the first few shots, many people experience lighter periods, or no periods at all! This is perfectly medically okay. This happens because the hormones cause the uterine lining to thin out, which can cause a change in a person’s bleeding.

Remember, the Depo Shot does not reduce the risk of STIs. Only condoms and dental dams can do this.

If you have more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

I got my Depo shot two weeks ago and had unprotected sex with my boyfriend yesterday …

….and he did not pull out. Is there any chance I can be pregnant? I heard that after a week  the Depo is in full effect and you are protected against pregnancy?

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.

So if the sexual contact happened after that first initial week, you would’ve been protected up to 99%.

Remember, the Depo Shot does not protect against STIs, only condoms and dental dams can.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

I had missed my Depo Shot and started my period….

…..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.

Remember, the Depo Shot does not protect against STIs, only condoms and dental dams can.

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic you can give us a call at 303-442-5160

My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex for the first time….

…..when he ejaculated inside me four times over two weeks, but I’ve had two shots on time and as scheduled. Is it possible I could be pregnant at all?

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.

So, as long as you are getting your shots on time, and you are not late for a shot, you are 99% protected from pregnancy.

If you want to take a pregnancy test, the earliest someone can take one is 14 days after the sexual contact. They can trust the result at that time.

Remember, the Depo Shot does not protect against STIs!

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic give us a call at 303-442-5160

Can I be pregnant if I had unprotected sex 9 days before my Depo shot was over?

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.

The Depo Shot is still effective even if its close to the expiration date.  There would be a risk of pregnancy if you missed your next shot and unprotected sex occurred.

Remember, hormonal forms of birth control do not reduce the risk of STIs. Only