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What is the effectiveness of Depo-Provera?

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Dr. Deepti Verma

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Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Got the depo shot while i was pregnant. I had an abortion. I've been sexually active. Is the shot still effective? Or is there a way i can be pregnant? My next shot is not due till next month.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Repeat dose required

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the importance.
Pregnancy alters the action of the Depo shot .
It is unlikely to be effective now.
You should get it again as soon as possible to retain the contraceptive effect.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
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Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
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