I had my first Depo Provera injection on the 15th Of Feb 2012. Anyways it expires in 6 days and I ended up wanting to swap to the pill due to contionious bleeding, depression and feeling sick almost everyday! (I started the pill yesterday). During my 3 months I had a period for over 2 and a half months contionious. That is why I am starting the pill again because my doctor told me it will help get my period back to normal and I will start feeling better.
My question is: Can I have unprotected sex with my partner because I have started the pill one week prior to my injection expiring without getting pregnant or should I make him wear a condom? I just hate condoms!
The packet on the pill says it takes one week to make it effective and I am on that plus still on my Depo Provera injection.
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You are not protected during switchover of the birth control methods. If you are not ready for pregnancy, use back-up protection to have additional protection. The prolonged vaginal bleeding is not normal and needs to be evaluated further to look for the underlying cause. Possibilities include hormonal imbalances, thyroid abnormalities, endometrial problems, uterine polyps/fibroid, bleeding disorders etc. You should consider requesting your treating doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the abnormal vaginal bleeding that you describe. You can also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist. Further treatment measures as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be suggested to help you control the bleeding and regulate periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Take adequate rest. Drink plenty of water. Maintain healthy diet.
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