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Does using the pill affect you weight?

Dr Louisa Draper

"One of the reasons you might appear to gain a little weight when you start taking the contraceptive pill is that you could retain more water at certain times of your cycle than you’re used to."

Dr Louisa Draper

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There’s no conclusive evidence that using any type of birth control pill will make you gain  (or lose) a significant amount of weight. A recent review looked at 44 different studies and found no evidence that the contraceptive pill causes significant weight gain.