My period started on the 2nd of September and ended on the 9th. I got my shot on the 12th but I don't know if that's too late to have sex with my partner we plan to meet up on the 16th or 17th of September
If you get your first shot on days 1 to 5 of your period, you are covered immediately against pregnancy. Otherwise you'd need other contraception for 7 days.
Becoming pregnant whilst on Depo Provera is not a good idea at all, due to it potentially causing harm to the foetus.
FYI - If you are ovulating when you have unprotected sex before being covered by your shot (should you decide to do so), then Plan B would be the wrong choice of emergency contraception. Emergency contraception is less reliable than regular hormonal birth control at the best of times, & is simply worth a try in an emergency, but if you're ovulating then you'd need one of the other methods of emergency contraception. Plan B works by delaying your ovulation, but if you're already ovulating then it can't do that.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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