Overweight women should know that your oral contraceptive may take longer to become effective. A new study recently published in the Journal of Contraception found that oral contraceptives for woman who are overweight can take twice as long to become effective. Most drug tests are not tested on people who are obese and so body size is often ignored. The study which was conducted by scientists from Colorado, Oregon and Southern California found that it took approximately 10 days for oral contraceptives to be effective in obese women versus 5 days for women with a Body Mass Index less than 35. This is something to be aware of and talk to your physician about…
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