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i got the depo shot. ....

By August 3, 2011 - 7:05pm
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I got the depo shot but i waited almost three weeks to have sex is that bad?

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Hi Lauraa,

Thanks for your post!

There is nothing wrong with waiting three weeks to have sex. Being on depo provera doesn't mean that you have to have sex every week or only during certain times. Each shot of Depo-Provera will protect you from pregnancy for 12 weeks. So you will need to go to your health care provider every 12 weeks for a shot. If you are two or more weeks late getting your shot, your health care provider may ask you to take a pregnancy test, or may advise you to use emergency contraception if you had vaginal intercourse in the previous 120 hours (five days).

Best wishes,


August 4, 2011 - 6:38am
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