Someone asked us:
Q. I’ve been on Depo for almost two years now and have not had a period for eight months. I am not pregnant and my gyno does not see it as a serious issue. Should I still be worried that something might have happened, or maybe the pregnancy tests have been false? I am petrified of being pregnant and I dont want to end up like the women on the TV show, “I didnt know I was pregnant.” What should I do?
Not getting your period is a normal side effect of Depo-Provera. The shot is very effective at preventing pregnancy, but if not getting your period causes you to freak out about being pregnant, you might want to consider changing to another kind of birth control. Our My Method tool can help you figure out which birth control method is best for you. You can also learn more about the birth control shot on our website.
-Amy at PPFA