Explain That Emergency Contraception is Appropriate Even for Overweight Women

Women will hear mixed messages about whether weight or drug interactions affect the efficacy of hormonal emergency contraceptives.

There's been controversy over whether hormonal emergency contraceptives are less effective in overweight or obese women.

Many experts say there's NOT enough evidence hormonal emergency contraceptives are less effective in heavier women. And the latest guidelines say their use shouldn't be discouraged based on weight.

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