Back to Browse Journals » Open Access Journal of Contraception » Volume 3

Obesity and contraception: controversy?

Authors Goldberg RD, Cardamone SC, Murthy AS

Published Date January 2012 Volume 2012:3 Pages 1—8

DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/OAJC.S17405

Received 21 July 2011, Accepted 12 September 2011, Published 10 January 2012

Rebecca D Goldberg, Stefanie C Cardamone, Amitasrigowri S Murthy
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

Download Article [PDF] 

Creative Commons License This work is published by Dove Medical Press Limited, and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution - Non Commercial (unported, v3.0) License. The full terms of the License are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/. Non-commercial uses of the work are permitted without any further permission from Dove Medical Press Limited, provided the work is properly attributed. Permissions beyond the scope of the License are administered by Dove Medical Press Limited. Information on how to request permission may be found at: http://www.dovepress.com/permissions.php

Readers of this article also read:

Nimotuzumab abrogates acquired radioresistance of KYSE-150R esophageal cancer cells by inhibiting EGFR signaling and cellular DNA repair

Liu H, Yang W, Gao H, Jiang T, Gu B, Dong Q, Xu W, Wu S, Sun X

OncoTargets and Therapy 2015, 8:509-518

Published Date: 25 February 2015

Diabetes reversal via gene transfer: building on successes in animal models

Gerace D, Martiniello-Wilks R, Simpson AM

Research and Reports in Endocrine Disorders 2015, 5:15-29

Published Date: 29 January 2015

NVP-BEZ235 overcomes gefitinib-acquired resistance by down-regulating PI3K/AKT/ mTOR phosphorylation

Sun ZH, Li QH, Zhang S, Chen J, Huang LL, Ren JH, Chang Y, Liang YC, Wu G

OncoTargets and Therapy 2015, 8:269-277

Published Date: 29 January 2015

Non-invasive prenatal testing: a review of international implementation and challenges

Allyse M, Minear MA, Berson E, Sridhar S, Rote M, Hung A, Chandrasekharan S

International Journal of Women's Health 2015, 7:113-126

Published Date: 16 January 2015

Optimal management of breast cancer in the elderly patient: current perspectives

Le Saux O, Ripamonti B, Bruyas A, Bonin O, Freyer G, Bonnefoy M, Falandry C

Clinical Interventions in Aging 2015, 10:157-174

Published Date: 6 January 2015

DataGenno: building a new tool to bridge molecular and clinical genetics

Fabricio F Costa, Luciano S Foly, Marcelo P Coutinho

The Application of Clinical Genetics 2011, 4:45-54

Published Date: 18 March 2011

Corrigendum: Softec HD hydrophilic acrylic intraocular lens: biocompatibility and precision

Espandar L, Sikder S, Moshirfar M

Clinical Ophthalmology 2011, 5:159-160

Published Date: 6 February 2011