I had my last shot around 8-10 weeks ago. I'm scheduled to have my next shot for December 6-16, but I just started my period over the weekend. Once my period ends, is it safe for me to have sex without a condom or do I need to wait for my next shot to have sex again? I'm just wondering if having a period means the shot has worn off and I need to wait to have sex until my next shot to prevent pregnancy. This is my first time using it while having sex as I just got married a month ago.
As long as you get your shot at the given interval, then you are covered against pregnancy continuously, despite any bleeding that you may have.
Getting your shot at the earliest point in the window you have been given, can help prevent any bleeding between shots. Many women find that after 2 or 3 shots, they get no bleeding at all when on Depo. Some still get a little irregular bleeding. You do not have periods, as such.
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