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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (93rd percentile)

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8 news outlets
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1 policy source
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14 tweeters

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141 Mendeley
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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.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 141 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 141 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 1 <1%
Unknown 140 99%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 1 <1%
Unknown 140 99%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 87. 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 24 February 2019.
All research outputs
#166,629
of 12,588,672 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#418
of 10,367 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,162
of 241,960 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#12
of 198 outputs
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