Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control
"Obesity Linked To Use Of Contraceptives Among Teens: Study" - International Business Times. 7/1/2015.
A recent analysis by Tammy Chang, Matthew Davis, Yasamin Kusunoki, Elizabeth Ela, Kelli Hall, and Jennifer Barber found that teenage girls were less likely to use contraception or to use it consistently than their normal-weight peers. The researchers note that obese teens had lower self-esteem than normal-weight adolescents, which might interfere with them asking clinicians about or purchasing contraceptives.
Additional Media Coverage:
"Obese adolescent women 'more likely to have unsafe sex'" - Medical News Today. 7/01/2015.
"Obese Teens Less Likely to Use Birth Control" - US News & World Report. 7/01/2015.
"Obese Teens Less Likely To Use Contraception" - University Herald. 7/01/2015.
"New study finds obese girls in Michigan less likely to use contraception" - Michigan Radio. 7/04/2015.