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The Average American Woman May Weigh Too Much For The Morning After Pill

Danielle Tarasiuk |
November 25, 2013 | 7:50 p.m. PST

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Watch out ladies, if you’re over 165 pounds the morning after pill might not work for you. 

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From Mother Jones

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. HRA Pharma, the French manufacturer of the European drug, Norlevo, is changing its packaging information to reflect the weight limits. European pharmaceutical regulators approved the change on November 10, but it has not been previously reported.

The average American woman weighs approximately 160 pounds, therefore making the morning after pill much less effective in preventing unwanted pregnancies. Currently, the morning after pill is the only emergency over the counter contraception in The United States. 

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