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A 25-year-old female asked:

Does birth control pill mess with your sex drive? i've been on it for 8 years and i'm on ortho. i have lost my sex drive with my man!

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Crumb
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
It can.: All hormonal contraception contains Progesterone and all combination products contain estrogen. Both can decrease ovarian androgen production. Androgens are related to libido. So hormonal birth control can supress libido to some degree. That said, sex is complicated, and issues with libido may be due relationship stress and not due to the pill. Especially when there has been no change in the pill.

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Last updated Jul 19, 2016

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