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Does the mirena (levonorgestrel) cause your sex drive to go down?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Should not , but ?.

It should not have the direct effect of lowering the libido, as some studies show that Progesterone can increase the libido. However, a side effect of Progesterone contraception is suppression of the mood or depression. It is well known that depression can decrease the libido. There are treatment options for decreased libido - see your doctor.

In brief: Should not , but ?.

It should not have the direct effect of lowering the libido, as some studies show that Progesterone can increase the libido. However, a side effect of Progesterone contraception is suppression of the mood or depression. It is well known that depression can decrease the libido. There are treatment options for decreased libido - see your doctor.
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