According to a recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the hormonal method of birth control can lower the level of sexual desire among females. The study was conducted to prove the old argument which is continuing from generations now to assess the sexual desires of 1000 female medical students. Doctors maintain that excessive use of contraceptive pills can lead to sexual dysfunction in women.
The questionnaires were circulated among 1000 German females and revealed that women who use condoms and some other non hormonal methods do not experience low level of sexual desire. According to www.time.com, the study author, Alfred Mueck, director, Center of Women’s Health, University of Tübingen in Germany, said, “To our knowledge, this is the largest study in which the effect of hormonal contraception on sexual function has been evaluated. We had a large and homogeneous group, and our results lead us to believe that hormones may indeed influence sexual function.”
The study found a relation between lower libido in women and the use of contraceptives. In the late 1970s, many studies were conducted to understand the link between hormonal contraceptives and lower sexual drive among women and now it has been confirmed in this new research.
www.wellness.blogs.time.com quotes writer Catherine Elton as saying, “As drug companies race to find treatments for problems like low sexual desire, researchers hotly debate whether such conditions should be considered a medical disorder at all, or whether low desire is really just a relational issue.”
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