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A 21-year-old female asked:

5'7",190lb; taking loestrin 1.5/30. how much less effective because i'm overweight? higher dose needed? should i take ec if i get semen inside?

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Dr. Sally Rafie
Pharmacology 13 years experience
No EC Needed : The medication may be slightly less effective because of your weight but we don't know for sure. You don't need a higher dose of birth control pills. You don't need to take EC if you are taking your pill at the same time and every day. But there are more effective options available, such as the implant and IUDs. If you switch to one of those more effective methods, you wouldn't need to worry.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2014

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