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Combination contraceptives: effects on weight

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2014
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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13 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
twitter
26 tweeters

Citations

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90 Dimensions

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Title
Combination contraceptives: effects on weight
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2014
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003987.pub5
Pubmed ID
Authors

Maria F Gallo, Laureen M Lopez, David A Grimes, Florence Carayon, Kenneth F Schulz, Frans M Helmerhorst

Abstract

Weight gain is often considered a side effect of combination hormonal contraceptives, and many women and clinicians believe that an association exists. Concern about weight gain can limit the use of this highly effective method of contraception by deterring the initiation of its use and causing early discontinuation among users. However, a causal relationship between combination contraceptives and weight gain has not been established.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Unknown 209 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 17%
Student > Bachelor 33 16%
Researcher 21 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 9%
Student > Postgraduate 17 8%
Other 59 28%
Unknown 28 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 91 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 17 8%
Social Sciences 12 6%
Psychology 12 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 5%
Other 35 17%
Unknown 35 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 130. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 June 2020.
All research outputs
#148,863
of 15,427,132 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#298
of 11,178 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,180
of 255,796 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#6
of 192 outputs
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