Archive for the shot (Depo)

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 condoms and dental dams can.

If you need to make an appointment with us, give us a call at 303-442-5160

If I had unprotected sex …

…. and the boy shot in me and it’s been 7 days since I got the Depo Shot I should be alright or can I be pregnant? Because other people were telling me I have to wait 2 weeks before having unprotected sex. Can you help me?

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.

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 have been on the Depo-Shot for a while now…

….I have already gotten two shots. Recently I have been spotting  everyday lately and I had sex and got ejaculated in, am I safe?

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 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.

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, regardless if bleeding is happening.

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

I had sex 2 days after I got the Depo Shot…

…. and my boyfriend came in me each time. 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.

Since unprotected sex did occur  before the 1 week there would be a risk of pregnancy. 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.

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

Can I still get pregnant while I’m on the Depo shot and bleeding?

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.

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.

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, regardless if bleeding is happening.

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

I’ve been using depo for almost a year now ….

…and a week ago I had a lot of unprotected sex with my boyfriend. He ejaculated inside of me each time and I’m worried that I might be pregnant.

 

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.

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

My period is always super heavy…

…..and I hate it because you can’t go back and forth to the restroom at school . I have been wanting to get on birth control but I am scared to. My question is, if I just started my period and have a appointment to get the birth control shot will it make my period worse ?

Great question!

It can seem scary or intimidating to see a doctor about birth control if you haven’t before. But know that it is something many people do! LOTS of people start birth control for reasons unrelated to pregnancy.  That is because birth control can help with many things like: regulating a period, making a period lighter, stopping a period all together, acne, ovarian cysts, and the list goes on!

If you are deciding on a method like the Depo Shot it is important to know many people experience a change in period with the shot.

It might take your body some time to get used to the new hormones in the body, so you may have some irregular bleeding at first.  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.

Make sure you ask your doctor any questions or express any concerns you have about the Depo Shot and your period.

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

I am on the Depo Shot…..

…..We had unprotected sex maybe a month after. Which was about 5 weeks ago. I have brown discharge coming out my vagina. Should I be worried if I’m pregnant?

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.

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.

Remember, the Depo Shot does not protect against STIs!

It is important to know that the Depo Shot can cause a change in period. This happens because the uterine lining is thinning. Sometimes a person will have a lighter period, irregular bleeding or spotting, or not have a period at all! The brown discharge could be your body getting used to the Depo Shot.

Sometimes, a change in discharge can be a sign of infection. Some infections like yeast and bacterial vaginitis can occur organically from imbalances in the body. Some of these infections may resolve themselves, but others require medical treatment.

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