Is low libido related to various birth control for women?


Contraceptives that contain

Contraceptives that contain hormones can affect a woman's sex drive. These include oral contraceptives, implants, and injections. Oral contraceptives inhibit the production of androgens, including testosterone, in a woman's body. These androgens have a direct effect on the enjoyment that you experience during intercourse. Furthermore, oral contraceptives also increase the amount of sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG) in the body. High levels of SHBG have been directly linked to decreased libido and sexual desire. The good news is that switching to a non-hormonal method may greatly reverse this problem, although it may not be completely reversible.

More info at http://www.epigee.org/guide/pill_sex.html

Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
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