Obese okay for contraceptive implants

Contraceptive implants are just as effective in overweight and obese women as in those of normal weight, research finds, providing reassurance the device is suitable regardless of BMI.

A study following more than 8,000 women using an etonogestrel implant or intra-uterine device over three years showed failure rates were low for all devices across all BMIs.

Of more than 1000 women using the implant, 28%