• Medicine
  • Published 1973

Side effects of the pill. (Letter to the editor)

  title={Side effects of the pill. (Letter to the editor)},
  author={Grant Ec},
In response to a letter by Drs. D.M. and S.M. Hall calling loss of libido with oral contraceptive use only psychological the author states it would seem that drugs which can produce an atrophic endometrium and a dry vagina might also cause loss or decrease of libido. The progestogenic low-estrogen compounds produce endometrial glands which have a high level of monoamine oxidase particularly in the premenstrual phase. The author has found a correlation of depression and loss of libido with the… CONTINUE READING