An update on issues relating to abortion,
produced for bpas
  31 January 2012

UK: Contraception in obese older women

The authors note that the prevalence of obesity and the high rates of contraceptive use amongst older women mean that any increase in associated risk is likely to be of public health concern. From Maturitas. Read on...

  18 October 2011

UK: Can we identify women at risk of pregnancy despite using emergency contraception?

Data from a meta-analysis of two randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of ulipristal acetate (UPA) with levonorgestrel were analysed to identify factors associated with EC failure. From Contraception. Read on...

  20 October 2010

USA: Hormonal contraceptives for contraception in overweight or obese women

The authors systematically reviewed the evidence on the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives among overweight and obese women. From Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Read on...

  1 July 2010

France: Sexuality and obesity, a gender perspective

The study set out to analyse the association between body mass index (BMI) and sexual activity, sexual satisfaction, unintended pregnancies, and abortions in obese people and to discuss the implications for public health practices, taking into account the respondents' and their partners' BMI. From the British Medical Journal. Read on...

  20 January 2010

USA: Contraceptive considerations in obese women, SFP Guideline 20091

From Contraception. Read on...

  20 October 2009

USA: Obesity and oral contraceptive pill failure

The goal of this study was to summarise and evaluate the existing literature addressing the question of whether women with increased weight or body mass index (BMI) have an increased risk of oral contraceptive pill (OCP) failure compared with normal weight women. From Contraception. Read on...

  20 October 2007

USA: Body mass index and risk for oral contraceptive failure

The authors note that studies have suggested that obesity is associated with an increased risk for oral contraceptive (OC) failure. They conducted a case-cohort study in South Carolina to examine the association between body mass index (BMI) and OC failure by using population-based data sources. From Annals of Epidemiology. Read on...

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