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Obesity and contraception: controversy?
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Authors: Goldberg RD, Cardamone SC, Murthy AS
Published Date January 2012
Volume 2012:3 Pages 1 - 8
|Received:||21 July 2011|
|Accepted:||12 September 2011|
|Published:||11 January 2012|
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Abstract: Obesity is increasing worldwide and is affecting the reproductive health of women. Contraceptive considerations are difficult in obese women given concerns about efficacy and comorbid conditions. Once surgical treatment of obesity has occurred and weight loss initiated, fertility risks increase and unintended pregnancy can result; often at the time of greatest weight loss. Family planning counseling in the obese patient must account for both preoperative conditions as well as postoperative return to fertility.
Keywords: obesity, contraception, bariatric surgery
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