Contraception in overweight women
Rates of overweight and obesity continue to rise in Australia. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, three in five Australians are overweight (BMI 25-29.9kg/m2) or obese (BMI >30kg/m2), which represents a 5% increase on the 1995 figures.1
In the US, where the trend has been apparent for longer, clinicians have questioned whether weight could have a potential impact on the efficacy of various contraceptive methods.
High contraceptive efficacy is particularly important in those who are