Obesity and oral contraceptive failure: findings from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth.

@article{Huber2007ObesityAO,
  title={Obesity and oral contraceptive failure: findings from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth.},
  author={Larissa R Brunner Huber and Jessica L Toth},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={166 11},
  pages={1306-11}
}
Oral contraceptives are the most popular reversible method of contraception in the United States. Although most women using oral contraceptives are reliably protected against pregnancy, nearly half of the 3 million unintended pregnancies in the United States annually occur among the 90% of women who use contraception. Recent findings suggest that obesity may reduce the biologic effectiveness of oral contraceptives. The purpose of this study was to further investigate the potential obesity-oral… CONTINUE READING