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Obesity and Contraception

MODY, SHEILA K. MD, MPH; HAN, MICHELLE MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2014 - Volume 57 - Issue 3 - p 501–507
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000047
Contemporary Obesity and Lifestyle Issues in Women

Utilizing contraception is critical in preventing unintended pregnancies among obese women. However, clinicians and obese patients may be unclear about which contraceptive methods are optimal. This review discusses the literature on any weight gain associated with contraceptive use, contraceptive efficacy among obese women, and special considerations for contraceptive method selection for women after bariatric surgery. The review also covers new findings on oral emergency contraception and obesity.

Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Sheila K. Mody, MD, MPH, Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA. E-mail: smody@ucsd.edu

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.