A 29-year-old female asked:
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which component of birth control pills is that often cause decreased sexual desire? estrogen or progestin? i want to know which pills affect that.

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Dr. Viswanath Chinta
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Estro: Estrogens.
Answered on May 1, 2014
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