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Contraceptive Counseling in Obese Women

  • Colleen McNicholasEmail author
  • Rachel Zigler
  • Tessa Madden

Abstract

Obesity continues to be a problem worldwide and is more commonly surfacing in young reproductive-age women. In obese reproductive-age women, effective contraceptive counseling can be difficult but is critical as pregnancy can carry serious maternal and neonatal morbidities. The high association of medical comorbidities makes individualized counseling essential. Several tools have been developed to assist clinicians in counseling these women. Ensuring obese women are using the most effective methods of contraception will help reduce unintended pregnancy, and subsequently obesity-related morbidities in this population.

Keywords

Contraception Obesity LARC Bariatric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Colleen McNicholas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rachel Zigler
    • 2
  • Tessa Madden
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Clinical ResearchWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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