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TheAmberBeast
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I've had the depo shot for about 2 and a half years, I don't get a period on it and the most I get is spotting when I'm late on renewing it. How effective is it on its own?
Last night with my boyfriend, things happened well, faster than expected and usually things finish outside but this time ti sort of snuck up on him and nothing else was being used. Should I be worried or is there no risk of pregnancy?
Things will be different from now on but, still a bit paranoid about it
Thanks,
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Heather
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Check it out: Depo-Provera (The Shot)

That link will give you effectiveness rates and a big pile of other info on the shot.

NO method offers 100% protection against pregnancy. Not a one. So, if you had the kind of sex that presents a risk of pregnancy, there will always be some risk. But Depo is one of the most effective, foolproof methods there is, so so long as you get your shots on time, it's about as close to 100% as any single method can get.

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With typical use, Depo is 97% effective. So, as long as you get your new shots on time, you have a very high protection from pregnancy.

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TheAmberBeast
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Okay thankyou, any tips on how I can stop worrying about it?
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Heather
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What do you normally do for yourself when you're worrying about something to calm yourself down?

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