At 17 I went on birth control called the depo shot. I was on it until I was 18 and didn't get my period for about a year after I finally stopped it. My question is why haven't I gotten pregnant since? I'm 25 and I really want a kid. But I'm worried that it has caused infertility.
Depo does not cause infertility. Getting pregnant can be harder than some people may think. After all, you only have a 3-4 day widow of fertility each month so sex must occur at exactly the right time. It always seems easier to get pregnant when you dont want it than it does when you do! Hang in there and be patient. It can help to monitor the signs your body gives for impending ovulation. Read over literature on the Rhythm Method. It is a birth control method but it has to do with charting times when you are fertile so it works quite well for determining when you are most fertile for pregnancy. (It is not very effective for birth control bit it is a great way to determine when you are fertile!) Google it! See a gynecologist for a good exam prior to trying just to be sure everything is healthy in the reproductive system and be sure that there are no physical reasons to not conceive. Good Luck!
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