Roberts SC, Cobey KD, Klapilova K & Havlicek J (2013) An Evolutionary Approach Offers a Fresh Perspective on the Relationship Between Oral Contraception and Sexual Desire. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42 (8), pp. 1369-1375. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-013-0126-9
First paragraph: Concern about the impact of oral contraceptive (OC) use on women's sexual functioning, particularly lowered sexual desire (or libido), has been expressed for almost as long asOCs have been available. Despite numerous studies over several decades, however, we still do not know the underlying mechanism for negative effects nor can we predict which women will suffer from them (Sanders, Graham, Bass, & Bancroft, 2001).
libido; sexual desire; oral contraception; oral contraceptive; mate choice; psychology; evolutionary psychology; pill
Output Type: Letter
Archives of Sexual Behavior: Volume 42, Issue 8