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If you'd like to switch from Depo Provera to the Birth Control pill, you can start the pill anytime after the 10th week of Depo Provera, up until the last day Depo was due, with no interruption in pregnancy protection. There is no need to wait until the first period after Depo Provera; doing so puts you at risk of pregnancy. If you start later than 15 weeks after the last shot, you should use a backup method of birth control, like condoms or abstinence from vaginal sex, until you've taken seven pills correctly.

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Q: When can you start the birth control pill after stopping depo provera?
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When do you get your period after changing from Depo-Provera to the birth control pill and stopping the pill?

It can take anywhere from days to 18 months for your period to return after stopping Depo Provera. Taking the birth control pill doesn't change that timing -- the birth control pill doesn't "jump start" or "regulate" your period after stopping Depo Provera. Remember that you can get pregnant before your period restarts, so if you don't want to conceive right now, get on an effective method of birth control.


Can you get pregnant when switching from the birth control pill to Depo-Provera?

If you start Depo Provera no later than you were supposed to start your next pack of birth control pills, there is no interruption in protection.


Do you have to have a period before starting the birth control pill after stopping Depo-Provera?

No. For continuous protection against pregnancy, it's best to start the pill around the time the next Depo Provera shot is due.


How do you switch from Depo Provera to the birth control pill?

To switch from Depo Provera to the birth control pill, just start the birth control pill within the time period that your next Depo Provera injection is due. If you start on time in this way, you will have no time without protection. It's important to consider that the birth control pill has a higher failure rate than Depo Provera, and you may choose to use condoms regularly for both pregnancy and disease protection.


Can you start right up on a different form of birth control after you stop taking the Depo-Provera shot?

Yes, you can start another form of birth control at any time.


Can you get pregnant if you switch from the birth control pill to Depo-Provera?

As long as you started the shot on or before the day you were supposed to start your next pack, you have continuous protection while switching from the birth control pill to depo provera.


How long after stopping the Depo-Provera shot can you start taking it again?

i have been on depo provera for 2 years. after my first shot i did not want to get the shot again . but then after 6 months i started the shot again and have been on the shot since. it is a very effective birth control option.


How long does it take to start your period after stopping the depoprovera injections?

After the last shot of Depo Provera, it can take over 6 months for the drug to leave the body.But you should start another form of birth control after 6-12 weeks after your last shot.


How can you kick start your period after being on the depo?

You can't "kick start" a period after stopping Depo Provera. If you're really dying to see monthly bleeding, you can go on the birth control pill, patch, or ring and see monthly bleeding. That's just a show -- not a "kick start."


What are the chances of getting pregnant whan you get off the depo shot and wait 2months and start taking birth control pills to get pregnant?

If you want to get pregnant, stop taking birth control. Using the pill after stopping depo provera will not help you get pregnant. Talk to your health care provider to educate yourself about conception and pregnancy.


Is it safer to switch from the birth control pill to the shot than to just start on the shot solely by itself?

It is definitely safer to switch from the birth control to the shot, as you have protection throughout. If a woman on the birth control pill gets a Depo Provera injection, she will have immediate protection against pregnancy. If a woman not on birth control pills gets a Depo Provera injection, she may have a delay in protection, depending on where she was in her menstrual cycle.


When should you start the birth control pill after stopping the contraceptive implant?

You should start the birth control pill on the day the contraceptive implant is removed. If you do so, use a backup method of birth control until you've taken seven pills correctly.

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