Hi, I'm sure I'm just being really paranoid but, If I've been on the Depo shot for 2 years and haven't had a period for about a year and a half, what are the chances of me getting pregnant?
I've only had sex without a condom once but (this was around christmas as well), I'm still super paranoid that theres a chance because it was the first time not using anything apart from the shot.
Would you be worried about it?
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The shot is one of the most effective forms of birth control there is, particularly as there is much less room for user error than with other methods which rrequire daily or weekly attention. This means that the typical use and perfect use rates (for one year of use) are much closer than they are for other methods. You can take a look at the effective rates and other information here: http://www.scarleteen.com/birth_control_bingo_depo_provera
Going without a condom when another birth control method is used doesn't raise as many concerns about pregnancy as it does about possible STI (sexually transmitted infection) transmission. Have you andy your partner both recently been tested for STIs?
You know, you do always have the option of taking a pregnancy test if you are concerned.
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Thankyou, I think its just my brain overthinking it. I haven't been checked but, he's the only sexual partner I've had and he's had one fairly recently (our college also do free chlamydia tests too) so, I'll probably look into one just in case when I go for my next shot.
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