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
just to be safe, I would recommend using a back up method of some sort just because it is so soon after getting your depo shot. but that's just my advice. be safe & have fun. ;)
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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