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Does the estrogen in birth control pills cause weight gain?

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Dr. Janice Alexander
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Hormones

Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen.
Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program.

In brief: Hormones

Oral contraceptives are usually made up of an estrogen and progestrogen.
Both are steroids. Both have the potential of causing weight gain. The weight gain can be reduced by lowering the dosage and following a diet and exercise program.
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