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Ineffective birth control

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Air date: January 12, 2014

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Men's & Women's Health Patient Care Research
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Interview: Alison Edelman, M.D., MPH, associate professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health & Science University.



A French study recently showed that a medication identical to Plan B, marketed as the morning-after pill, is less effective in women who are overweight. The study showed the medication begins to lose effectiveness in women over 165 pounds and is completely ineffective in women over 176 pounds.

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