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I gave birth in May 2012 and my period has not returned since I gave birth. At the hospital they gave me the 2 month injection birth control. I went in July for my next shot and was told the doctor only has the 3 month injection so I took that. I went in October for my next shot and skipped my January shot. I only went in March. I was supposed to go two weeks ago but did not go for my 3 month shot. My husband and I have had unprotected sex twice the past two weeks. I need to know if the 3 month injection is still in my system. I do not want another baby. I have not had any indication of a menstrual period since last year. Should I be worried. I want to know if I can go off the 3 month injection and use contraceptive pills instead. I would like my period to return. How long should I wait. Can I go on the contraceptive pill right now or do I wait until I get a period and do I need to use barrier contraception in the meanwhile?
Thank you in advance.

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Hi Caren, I cannot tell you the possibility of the birth control injection still being in your system. So you're saying that you have not had a period for a long time? So you can't tell if you are pregnant or not? I found this question in the question pool at allexperts.com so I know there is a delay in my answer. Let me know if you found anything out yet about your situation. Please check with your doctor about contraceptive questions as he/she would be the best because they know all your medical history. But if you are really worried about stopping pregnancy, then a barrier method would help. Why do you not want any more children? Please email me at CHERYL51@aol.com and we can talk more.

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Diane Cheryl

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I can answer questions about the various methods of birth control. I have done much research about side effects and risks of birth control methods. I can answer questions like "What would be the best method of birth control for me?" and "What are the advantages of birth control pills or condoms?" I have almost 25 years of experience volunteering with pregnancy resource centers. Please contact me at CHERYL51@aol.com if you would like to know more information about your situation or if I am "Maxed OUT".

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I have almost 25 years of experience in counseling women about birth control and family planning.

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Illinois Valley Community College, Austin Community College, Travel Agent Degree and almost 25 years of counseling experience.
I have worked with Pregnancy Resource Centers for almost 25 years.

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