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is birth control ineffective for overweight women?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
No it's effective: However, if you're severely overweight you may need birth control less often than if you're thin -- both because of Insulin resistance and relative infertility, but also because of decreasing opportunity. Remember, there are multiple methods for birth control and none are affected by weight.

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