[I.U.D.'s and sex (author's transl)].

  • N Grefeille
  • Published 1981 in Contraception, fertilité, sexualité


The IUD, like most modern contraceptive methods, liberates women from the fear of an unwanted pregnancy. Not all women, however, are psychologically ready to accept this new position and to reject their traditional role, imposed to them by the cultural system. An IUD can be seen and felt as a foreign body both by the woman and by her partner, and can cause serious sexual side effects, going from decreased libido to impotence. On the other hand, if the couple is well informed, if the contraceptive choice has been made by both partners, if any other sexual problem has been resolved, the use of an IUD will certainly improve the quality of the sexual act.

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@article{Grefeille1981IUDsAS, title={[I.U.D.'s and sex (author's transl)].}, author={N Grefeille}, journal={Contraception, fertilité, sexualité}, year={1981}, volume={9 3}, pages={223-5} }