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Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0038-2329
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Extracted from text ... 60 SAJOG March 2006, Vol. 12, No. 1 Oral contraceptives and BMI In published trials, oral contraceptive efficacy rates are less than 1 pregnancy per 100 woman-years. In the real world, rates of up to 7 per 100 woman-years are reported, even in those who take their OCs consistently. It has been suggested that they work less well in overweight women. To investigate the association between body mass index, overweight and OC failure, Holt et al. (Obstet Gynecol 2005; 105: 46-52) studied confirmed pregnancies in consistent OC users and related incidence to BMI and weight. They found that compared ..

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