The CEU has written a quick reference guide for primary care to accompany their recent guideline Overweight, Obesity and Contraception.

Posted 10 July 2019

Date: 10 Jul 2019

Type: FSRH Clinical Guidance and Clinical Statements

This summary document is available for members behind log in under 'My Resources'.

This summary has been written as a quick reference guide to help busy clinicians give clear, safe advice when providing contraceptive care to women who are overweight (BMI ≥25–29.9 kg/m2) and women with obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2).

This summary has been written as a quick reference guide to help busy clinicians give clear, safe advice when providing contraceptive care to women who are overweight (BMI ≥25–29.9 kg/m2) and women with obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2). Please refer to the full 2019 FSRH Overweight, Obesity and Contraception Clinical Guideline for further information and evidence for this advice.

The guideline and its summary provide information and guidance on:

  • the effect of overweight/obesity on safety and effectiveness of all contraceptive methods
  • the effect of contraceptive methods on weight for women with raised BMI/bodyweight
  • special considerations for use of each contraceptive method by women with obesity

Read the quick-reference guide here (log in needed).