Safety and efficacy of contraception-Why should the obese woman be any different?

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The public health impact of obesity and unintended pregnancy is profound with far reaching consequences. Obese women are less likely to use contraception due to a variety of self-induced and systems-based barriers but their risk of becoming pregnant is similar to their normal weight counterparts. However, pregnancy-associated risks for obese women are higher than that of normal weight women and thus, pregnancy generally outweighs the risks of contraceptive use. Adequate counselling to prevent and/or plan for pregnancy is imperative for these women. Research that investigates the relationship between obesity and contraceptive use is urgently needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-91
Number of pages7
JournalReviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • BMI
  • Contraception
  • Obesity
  • Unintended pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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