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Are there contraceptive methods that don't make you gain weight?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 12/07/2016

This side effect can only be experienced if you take a hormonal birth control method. Barrier methods and natural family planning do not interact with your hormones, and therefore there is no way this symptom can appear.

Anyway, there is no conclusive proof that hormonal birth control methods can make women gain weight. Some women have even reported experiencing a weight loss after starting using the pill or the vaginal ring, for example.

Suggested for you: Which Contraceptives Really Work? – Types of Birth Control Methods.

 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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