No Evidence that Contraceptive Pills and Patches Lead to Weight Gain

This brief finds that the belief that contraceptive pills and patches cause women to gain significant weight is not supported by the evidence and that counseling could reduce misperceptions about weight gain and decrease the number of women who discontinue the use of these effective contraceptives.

Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2007
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English