The relationship between mood and sexuality in women using an oral contraceptive as a treatment for premenstrual symptoms

@article{Graham1993TheRB,
  title={The relationship between mood and sexuality in women using an oral contraceptive as a treatment for premenstrual symptoms},
  author={Cynthia A Graham and Barbara B. Sherwin},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1993},
  volume={18},
  pages={273-281}
}
This study investigated the effects of a triphasic oral contraceptive (OC) on mood and on sexual interest in a group of 45 women with premenstrual complaints. Subjects made daily ratings of mood and sexual interest for one baseline cycle and were then randomly assigned to receive either placebo or OC for 3 mo. Women who received the OC reported decreased sexual interest during the menstrual and postmenstrual phases of the cycle. The predominant effect of both the OC and the placebo on mood was… CONTINUE READING
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