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Overweight, obesity not linked to increased hormonal contraceptive failure

KEY POINT

Increasing body mass index (BMI) was not associated with a higher risk for contraceptive failure in women using a combination oral contraceptive pill, transdermal patch, or vaginal ring.

SOURCES

McNicholas C et al. Contraceptive failures in overweight and obese combined hormonal contraceptive users. Obstet Gynecol. 2013;121:585–92.