Side Effects Of Hormonal Contraception

The most important reason for low libido in women is the use of hormonal contraception, says the researchers. Hormonal contraceptives, which are made up of female sex hormones, include oral contraceptives, vaginal ring, trans dermal patches, intrauterine systems, injected progesterone, emergency contraceptives etc.

The women taking non-hormonal contraceptives are at lower risk for Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), when compared to the women not using any contraceptives.

The sensual problems have a negative impact on the emotional well-being, which in turn affects the total quality of life, regardless of age. But FSD is a very common disorder and it occurs to two in five women and the most common complaint is about the low desire, say the experts.

The causes of FSD can be anything like stress or relationships. Exogenous hormone application can be another reason for FSD.

The other problems created by the hormonal contraceptives include desire for children, pregnancy, arousal disorder, decreased lubrication, orgasm disorder, low libido, satisfaction problems, etc.

Researchers have found a link between using hormonal contraception and Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD), a condition most often caused by a lack of desire.

The study of female German medical students has been published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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Story first published: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 10:34 [IST]

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