The effects of hormonal contraceptives on female sexuality: a review.

@article{Burrows2012TheEO,
  title={The effects of hormonal contraceptives on female sexuality: a review.},
  author={Lara J. Burrows and Maureen E Basha and Andrew T Goldstein},
  journal={The journal of sexual medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={
          2213-23
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Hormonal contraceptives can influence female sexual function. [] Key MethodMETHODS A Medline search was conducted using several terms related to and including the terms contraception, oral contraceptive, female sexual function, dyspareunia, libido, and sexual desire. RESULTS A thorough review of the effects of hormonal contraceptives on female sexual function. CONCLUSIONS The sexual side effects of hormonal contraceptives are not well studied, particularly with regard to impact on libido…
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