If you got your first shot during the first 5 days of your period, you were protected immediately against pregnancy.
Otherwise, you needed to wait 7 days before relying on it as birth control.
If you did not follow those instructions, or if you could have been pregnant before you got your first shot, you need to do a pregnancy test.
Although there's mixed medical opinion, it's thought that Depo Provera is not good for an unborn baby.
- Depo-Provera Information for Consumers
- Depo-Provera Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Depo-Provera (detailed)
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