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Pregnant after taking Depo Provera

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I am 19 and i was on the Depo for a year and it will be a year and Feb. that i went off it. My Fiancee and i have been trying for a baby since i went off it and i have not been able to get pregnant,is this happening from the shot or could it be him or is there maybe something else going on.


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replied February 1st, 2010
Birth Control Answer A9621
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Depo-Provera is a long-acting progestin (hormone) form of birth control. It was seen in studies that after a year of Depo-Provera injections, 57% of women were not menstruating and after 2 years, 68% of women were not menstruating.

http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Heal th_Services/Health_Education/sexual_health /ssc/depo.htm


If you stop getting Depo-Provera injections, your period usually returns within 3 to 10 months but sometimes it may take 12-18 mths. If you don’t get your periods even after 18 months, then it is advisable to consult a gynecologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.




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