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A 32-year-old female asked:

When the estrogen in birth control pills affects libido, does the correlation between dosage amount and libido level tend to be positive or negative?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low dose pills: Low estrogen dose pills provide both contraception and decrease adverse affects, including libido issues.
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