Contraception And Weight Gain

Marietta GA Gynecologists

If you are currently looking for a method of contraception, our practitioners at Marietta OB-GYN will sit down with you to discuss the variety of options that are available to you. We will help determine which method is best for your needs, lifestyle and desires. We offer a full range of hormonal and non-hormonal birth control option as well as temporary and permanent methods of contraception.

One concern many patients have is whether or not a particular birth control method will increase their weight. The reason for this concern goes back to oral contraception used when they first came out. The hormone dose in the original oral contraception were very high. This high dose of hormones could cause metabolic disturbances and therefore, weight gain.

In recent times, the dose of hormones have been reduced. Studies have been conducted to see if there is a direct link between hormonal contraception and weight gain, and they could not come to a definitive answer. Researchers have concluded that is seems very unlikely that weight gain is directly linked to hormonal contraceptives.

Weight gain does typically happen as you age and with lifestyle habits and changes. Slight increases in weight can also be attributed to water retention or increased appetite as well.

When it’s time for you to consider which contraception is right for you, contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. With our full range of hormonal, non-hormonal, temporary and permanent birth control options we will guide you to the best option that is right for your individual needs.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Carlos Alarcon, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A.