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Is it true that some birth control shots and pills can make you gain weight?

Studies show that combined hormonal birth control — the pill, the patch, the ring — does not make you gain or lose weight. The shot can change a woman’s appetite, which can lead to weight gain or loss.

However, it’s important to talk with your health care provider if you think your birth control caused you to gain or to lose weight. Another birth control method may be better for you — or there may be another reason why your weight has changed.

Tags: weight, birth control