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Can being overweight affect how my birth control pills work?

Birth control pills generally work just as well in obese or overweight women. However, they may be less forgiving in overweight or obese women if they are taken imperfectly. Patch birth control may be less effective in women who weigh more than approximately 200 pounds.

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