Does long term use of the depo provera shot cause permanent infertility?


Hi everyone. I have been on the depo provera shot off and on for several years. About a month ago, I stopped taking the shot due my religious beliefs. I have also completely ceased any premarital sexual behavior.

Anyway, a couple of years ago, I went off the shot after having been on it continuously for at least 3 years. 2 years later, I still was not having regular periods. Could it be that the shot has rendered me permanently infertile?


That may be what has caused your issues… I have heard of fertility issues following that shot, but I’m not sure it’s universal… but who knows if it’s actually permanent… :shrug:

Consider getting a recommendation to a Reproductive Endocrinologist… or a pro-life OB/GYN (see this link……

You’ll be in my prayers… you’ve definitely made the RIGHT change in your life and I’ll pray that you’ll return to full health in good time! :slight_smile:


Everyone is different. It is unlikely you've been rendered infertile permantely.

Coming off these kinds of contraceptives, the pill and the shot primarily, some women can get pregnant within a month, others can take a few years.

Unless you go to a doctor, you'll have to wait till you're married and attempting to fall pregnant to know for sure.

Congrats on your choice to the pure life.

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