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Gynecologic Problems

Reproductive disorders in women increase significantly when obesity is a factor. These disorders can include:

  • Problems relating to menstruation, including the absence of menstruation, light or infrequent menstrual periods, or abnormally heavy bleeding during menstruation
  • Increased risk for infertility and failure to ovulate, as well as a poor response to fertility drugs
  • Increased risk for miscarriage, both spontaneously and after infertility treatment, and
  • Pregnancy related conditions, specifically increased prevalence of pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, cesarean section, and Down syndrome