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Keywords:

  • overweight;
  • obesity;
  • body mass index;
  • polymenorrhea

Body mass index (BMI) should be assessed at every health care visit. Overweight and obesity are associated with higher risks of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, irregular ovulation, infertility, and pregnancy and birth complications. Family planning and annual gynecology examinations give primary care providers the opportunity to share basic weight management guidelines with women. Weight management to normalize BMI or reduce overweight and obesity is vital to reduce future comorbidities. This article demonstrates integration of basic weight management into gynecologic care.