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Weight Gain

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

In general, all forms of birth control (essentially that is all forms of hormonal birth control) have a risk of about a 5 pound weight gain. The only birth control that has a larger risk than that typically is the Depo-Provera shot as it is an appetite stimulant, and people have been known to gain a significant amount of weight with this form of birth control.

Doctor Profile

Gayle Dean, MD


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Fellow, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Recipient of the “Respect” Physician Award – Tucson Medical Center

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