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Is it bad to be on the depo shot for a long time?
Last Updated: 12th February, 2020
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Hereof, how long can you be on the depo shot?
With Depo-Provera, you must receiveanothershot once every three months (12 weeks) to remainfullyprotected. You should not be more than 2 weeks latecoming infor the Depo-Provera shot, otherwise youcanget pregnant. However you can come in earlier than12 weeksif needed.
One may also ask, can the Depo shot cause infertility? Depo-Provera use is not associated withlong-terminfertility beyond two years after thelastinjection. Many women (50 percent, according totheresearch) will be pregnant 10 months after theirlastinjection. However, for others, it may take up to twoyearsfor their fertility to return.
Additionally, is it bad to be on Depo for a long time?
Depo-Provera CI should not be used asalong-term birth control method (i.e.,longerthan 2 years) unless other birth control methods areconsideredinadequate.
Can the Depo shot cause depression?
Potential side effects of DMPA include bone density loss,weightgain, and mood worsening. Although depression islisted inthe packet insert as a side effect of theinjection,available research addressing this side effect arelimited andcontradictory.