Is emergency contraception less effective if I'm obese?
Yes. Studies have shown the risk of pregnancy is 3 times higher in obese women and 1.5 times higher in overweight women. This is true no matter what type of oral emergency contraception is taken.
Author: Jonathan Meddings
First answered: 09 Nov 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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