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Can I get pregnant after I stop using Depo-Provera?

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You can become pregnant as soon as 3 to 4 months after your last shot, but it takes some women up to a year or 2 to conceive after they stop using this type of birth control. This time frame seems unrelated to how long you used the shot.

From: Birth Control Shot (Depo-Provera) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive."

MedlinePlus: "Medroxyprogesterone Injection."

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States: "Talk About Sex."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 5, 2019

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Depo-Provera: An Injectable Contraceptive."

MedlinePlus: "Medroxyprogesterone Injection."

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States: "Talk About Sex."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 5, 2019

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