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The Depo-Provera shot is a progesterone hormone that is injected into the muscle every 12-14 weeks.
This hormone is injected into the muscle every 12-14 weeks. If more than 14 weeks have passed, a urine or blood pregnancy test may be ordered. If it is given every three months to 2000 women, only five will get pregnant each year. For the first three weeks, another birth control method should be used. Depo-Provera will not make a pregnant women miscarry.
Some women may have:
When stopping the shot
Your previous state of fertility will return. It may take up to a year to get pregnant, even if there aren't other fertility problems.
If you miss a shot, you may have a heavy period or irregular bleeding.
Try to avoid pregnancy for at least six months. Talk to your health care provider about using another method of birth control.
University of Washington Medical Center
Women's Health Care Center-Roosevelt
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