Article

An Evolutionary Approach Offers a Fresh Perspective on the Relationship Between Oral Contraception and Sexual Desire

Citation

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

Abstract
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).

Keywords
libido; sexual desire; oral contraception; oral contraceptive; mate choice; psychology; evolutionary psychology; pill

Notes
Output Type: Letter

Journal
Archives of Sexual Behavior: Volume 42, Issue 8

StatusPublished
FundersThe British Academy
Publication date30/11/2013
Publication date online04/06/2013
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/18462
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0004-0002