Right now, I weigh about 90 pounds and I'm almost 5 feet tall, and within the past say, 2 years, my weight has been between 87 and 96 pounds, no more, no less. I've been considering BC for a couple of months now, and I've been doing some research. I've seen that some BC pages say that they have been tested on women 90+ pounds. I've also read effectiveness can be compromised if you're overweight, but I've read nothing about being on the other end, about what happens if you're below, or at the lowest weight for which the BC has been tested on women. Is low weight an issue? Could side effects be more/less, given that my weight and height are below average?
Posts: 132 | From: La La Land | Registered: Nov 2009
| IP: Logged |
Honestly, birth control effects vary from person to person and method to method. If you've not already talked with your doctor about this, that's something you're going to want to do. While we obviously know what we want, doctors can often help us to pick methods and brands that best fit us per our bodies, medical history, etc. But really it should be a problem.
-------------------- "Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side" ~Anon Posts: 3428 | From: Pennsylvania | Registered: Jan 2008
| IP: Logged |
Copyright 1998, 2014 Heather Corinna/Scarleteen
Scarleteen.com: Providing comprehensive sex education online to teens and young adults worldwide since 1998
Information on this site is provided for educational purposes. It is not meant to and cannot substitute for advice or care provided by an in-person medical professional. The information contained herein is not meant to be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, or for prescribing any medication. You should always consult your own healthcare provider if you have a health problem or medical condition.