Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
No period since April 2012 due to the Depo Shot. Can you still get pregnant without a period?
Not if you’re using the birth control shot correctly, which means getting it every 12 weeks. If you’re getting the shot regularly, it’s normal to have fewer or lighter periods, or for your period to stop altogether. The longer a woman uses the shot, the more likely it is for her periods to stop.
If you’ve stopped using the shot, it may take up to a year for your period to return. But it only takes 12 to 14 weeks after your last shot for the pregnancy protection to wear off. So even if you still haven’t gotten a period, if you’ve stopped using the shot and you’re still having sex, you need to use another method of birth control if you don’t want to get pregnant.
Read more about the shot here.