How long do you have to wait after having the contraceptive injection?
When it starts to work If you have the injection during the first 5 days of your menstrual cycle, you’ll be immediately protected against becoming pregnant. If you have the injection on any other day of your cycle, you’ll need to use additional contraception, such as condoms, for 7 days.
Is the injection more effective than the pill?
When combination birth control pills are taken correctly, they are up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Progestin-only pills are about 95% effective. The birth control shot (Depo-Provera) also is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy (average annual failure rate is about 3%).
Can I take pills after Depo?
Because Depo-Provera remains in your body for up to 15 weeks after your last shot, you can start your first birth control pill at any time within that time frame. Most doctors recommend taking your first pill the day your next shot would be due.
Can I take the morning after pill while on Depo-Provera?
If you normally use birth control pills for contraception, you should continue taking your pill on your regular schedule when you use any of these hormonal emergency contraception options. The morning after pill does not prevent you from becoming pregnant after you take it.
Is Depo shot bad for you?
Yes. While most people using the birth control shot won’t have any problems at all, a very small number of people using the shot develop blood clots. Blood clots could cause damage to your lungs, heart, or brain.
Does Depo cause infertility?
Does the ‘Depo’ contraceptive injection affect fertility? The short answer: Contraceptive injections can have lingering contraceptive effects for up to 1.5 years but do not affect long-term future fertility. The long answer: Depo-Provera™ or Depo-Ralovera™ is a contraceptive injected once every three months.