A French drug manufacturer's announcement that its 'morning-after' pill doesn't work for women who weigh more than 176 pounds has the U.S. Food and Drug administration reviewing the American version.

Dr. Alisa Goldberg, director of family planning at Brigham & Womens Hospital, says there are other emergency contraceptive options for overweight and obese women.

"One is called ulipristal acetate, which is marketed in the U.S. as Ella," Goldberg said. "And the other is the copper IUD that is marketed in the U.S. as PeriGuard. These two other emergency contraceptives retain their efficacy for overweight or obese women."

The FDA says it's reviewing the issue, and will determine if any labeling changes are needed on emergency contraceptives.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.