We have some disturbing news coming into our offices here at The Realm today. It seems that recent research has found that women that are obese are more likely to get pregnant while on the pill and therefore have obese children (OK I added the part about the obese children).
Tech News World
Being overweight dramatically increases the chances of women on the pill getting pregnant, scientists revealed today.
A woman who is overweight or obese is 60 percent to 70 percent more likely to conceive while taking an oral contraceptive than one who is slim, researchers found.
BMIs of 18.5 to 24.9 are considered normal, 25 to 29.9 overweight, and anything above 30 obese.
The risk of getting pregnant while on the pill jumped dramatically for women in the top quarter of BMI measurements.
No wonder the U.S. populations obesity has been going up over the years. It's in the genes, baby.
Tipped by: Patterico's Pontifications
I agree that maybe the dose needs to prescribed by weight. The pill is the one prescription that is not adjusted by weight. If you go on the pill they pick one and the dose is the same regardless of your weight, age or other medical conditions. The contraceptive companies that produce the pill would have to spend money in order to have different doses for each individual instead of the mass production that is all the same.
Posted by: Julia on December 31, 2004 08:07 AM
Hmmm, could it be, like Blondes, Fat Girls have more fun?
Heh, heh . . .
Posted by: large on December 31, 2004 11:27 AM