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Fact Or Fiction – Birth control pills make you gain weight?

Fact or fiction

Fact Or Fiction: Birth control pills make you gain weight?

Fiction: This is a HUGE concern amongst patients; especially my younger patients…..OCPs don’t make you gain weight! No more than the normal 5 pounds that most women gain due to hormonal changes that occur around the time of their menses. When patients start blaming the pill for weight gain, we immediately look to, what is likely, “the usual suspect”; i.e., lack of exercise and proper diet.

About Dr. Angela

Wife, mother, Midwesterner, and award-winning OB/GYN, Dr. Angela is equal parts best girlfriend and bold professional, supporting women’s health with innovative approaches to care and heavy doses of humor. Dr. Angela has done more than launch a successful practice, she has defined herself as a voice for a new generation of womanhood, established her ASK DR. ANGELA brand committed to authenticity, and built a community rooted in trust, candor, and compassion.

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