Posts Tagged ‘emergency contraception’

Trauma, Abuse, and Obesity

September 4, 2014 — Two recent publications draw our attention to the need for a more complete understanding of the mechanisms that link trauma, abuse, and obesity. In an analysis of 23 studies of 112,708 subjects, Erik Hemmingsson and colleagues found an increased risk of obesity in adulthood for people who experienced abuse in childhood. The overall increase was 34%, […]

Need a Plan C for Emergency Contraception?

November 29, 2013 — Emergency contraception for people with obesity might require a plan C. Data from the University of Edinburgh suggests that the emergency contraception product marketed as Plan B may not work for women with excess weight. Earlier this week, makers of a similar emergency contraception product in Europe revised the label to warn that it might […]