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The Pill and Lower Sex Drive

Has the Pill Decreased Your Sex Drive?

The Pill has done many things for women during its 50 year history. It can regulate periods, get rid of cramps, help our skin, and of course, prevent pregnancy on demand. But it also has side effects for some, including mood swings and a low libido.

A new and extensive study out of Germany offers proof that women who take hormonal contraceptives have a higher risk of Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), which often translates to a low sex drive. That's one way to decrease the risk of pregnancy. Other factors, including stress and the nature of the relationship, can lead to FSD, but now there is scientific evidence that birth control like the pill can kill a woman's libido.

Based on your experience with hormonal birth control, do these results seem obvious?

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