I am a nurse and give the birth control shot deprovera to my daughter in law. It is due today and I need to know how long of a gap we have till it no longer is effective in birth control. they dont live near us and I need to travel and give it to her.


After a single IM or SC

After a single IM or SC depo-provera injection, ovulation will not occur for at least 14 weeks (98 days). The subsequent depo-provera injection may be given as late as 14 weeks (98 days) after a previous injection.

Women who go more than 14 weeks after a previous injection should have a pregnancy test first, and will need to use backup contraception for 7 days after re-initiating depo-provera.

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

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