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Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015

Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to recently published data.

“Sexually active obese 18- to 19-year-old adolescent women were significantly less likely than normal weight peers to use any contraception; when obese adolescents used contraception, they used it less consistently than did normal weight adolescents. Consequently, sexually active obese adolescents in our sample were less protected from unintended pregnancy,” Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS, department of family medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues wrote.

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