Feel Comfortable With Heavier Women Picking Up Emergency Contraception

Women will hear mixed messages about whether weight or drug interactions affect how well emergency contraceptives work.

There's been controversy over whether hormonal emergency contraceptives are less effective in overweight or obese women.

But we're telling pharmacists to feel comfortable recommending an OTC levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive (Plan B One-Step, etc) or Rx Ella (ulipristal)...regardless of the patient's weight.

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