Dr. Savita Ginde has received many questions about Plan B emergency contraception throughout her career. She had the opportunity to share that expertise with Shape Magazine in a recent article, “The Potential Side Effects of Plan B,” where she covered what Plan B is, how it works and how it affects your body.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Taking Plan B is generally considered safe, even if you have a condition like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or uterine fibroids, says Dr. Ginde.
There is some concern over the effectiveness of it in women who weigh over 175 pounds, though. “Several years ago, two studies showed that after taking Plan B, women with a BMI over 30 had half the level of Plan B in their bloodstream compared to women with normal range BMI,” she explains. After the FDA reviewed the data, though, they found there was not enough evidence to force Plan B to change their safety or efficacy labeling.
Meet Dr. Savita Ginde
Dr. Savita Ginde is an advocate and thought leader for reproductive health and served as Chief Medical Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains for over 13 years. And, until very recently, she served as the Chief Healthcare Officer for STRIDE Community Health Center where she oversaw all of STRIDE’s healthcare services and led their COVID-19 vaccination efforts.