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Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Feb;27(1):55-65. doi: 10.1016/j.beem.2012.09.001. Epub 2012 Oct 10.

Obesity and oral contraceptives: a clinician's guide.

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  • 1Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Division of Family Planning, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. kateshaw@stanford.edu

Abstract

Obesity and unintended pregnancy are two of the major health epidemics we are currently facing worldwide. Patient education is a clinician's greatest tool in combating both epidemics but many clinicians may be uncomfortable with counselling and prescribing contraception for obese women. Overall, the prevention of unintended pregnancy in obese women far outweighs any risk associated with oral contraceptive use. This review aims to provide the clinician with a practical guide to the use of oral contraceptive pills in obese women.

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10.1016/j.beem.2012.09.001
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