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Im 21 years old I have no sex drive.Ive been on birth control for 5 years. Whats wrong with me?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: The pill

Your problem is quite common for women on the pill.
Birth control pills elevate shbg, a protein that binds to the testosterone in your blood. This decreases the effect of that testosterone, which lowers the sex drive. One option is to change to a non-hormonal contrceptive. Another effective option is to take supplemental testosterone - you would need to see your physician for a prescription.

In brief: The pill

Your problem is quite common for women on the pill.
Birth control pills elevate shbg, a protein that binds to the testosterone in your blood. This decreases the effect of that testosterone, which lowers the sex drive. One option is to change to a non-hormonal contrceptive. Another effective option is to take supplemental testosterone - you would need to see your physician for a prescription.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Normal

It can just be that you havent met a person who you are ready to be intimate with or you may actually have decreased sexual desire because you have some condition such as depression etc.
See a doctor if you think it's a problem and talk things out. A detailed history can help tease out the cause of your lack of sexual drive.

In brief: Normal

It can just be that you havent met a person who you are ready to be intimate with or you may actually have decreased sexual desire because you have some condition such as depression etc.
See a doctor if you think it's a problem and talk things out. A detailed history can help tease out the cause of your lack of sexual drive.
Dr. Rahil Malik
Dr. Rahil Malik
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Also, adult life has so many energy depleting activities and worries that may interfere with this intimate yet energy requiring (including mental) most fundamental activity.
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