Big Girls Don’t Cry: Contrary To Recent Study Findings, Experts Say Morning After PillWorks For Over Weight Women Too


New study has found that recent studies claiming that morning after pills don’t work in obese women are not accurate.

Last year Norlevo pill makers opted to change their packaging to display message that morning after pill which is similar to Plan B one step may not work to women of certain weight.

The French manufactures had referred to a study that was done which concluded that the pills were not effective to obese women.

A recent review by European Medicines Agency has found that pills work fine for all women of all sizes.

Daily mail report states, in a statement, the EMA said it had assessed all the available evidence and announced the data ‘are too limited and not robust enough to conclude with certainty’ that the pill’s efficacy is reduced in heavier women.

While results of these studies should be included in the product information, current warnings on Norlevopackaging should be deleted, it added.

The morning after pill contains a higher dose of the hormone in regular birth control pills. 

The drug is thought to prevent pregnancy by interfering with the release of eggs and disrupting fertilisation. It may also stop any fertilised egg from implanting in the womb.

Taking it within 72 hours of intercourse can cut the chances of pregnancy by up to 89 per cent, but it works best within the first 24 hours.


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