Our expert says:
Studies are mixed about whether oral contraceptives actually decrease libido in women. But a recent study of more than a thousand female medical students in Germany found that women using hormonal contraception were more likely to have sexual dysfunction than those using either no or non-hormonal contraception. Features of sexual dysfunction included problems with orgasm, desire, satisfaction, lubrication, pain, and arousal. More research is however still needed.
There are many possible reasons for a decrease in libido and sexual function, including fatigue, depression, anxiety, medical problems like diabetes or low thyroid, and - of course - relationship problems. Experts believe that, given the large number of potential causes for sexual dysfunction, oral contraceptives play a relatively small role. But the possibility is worth knowing about. And if you're a well-rested, happy woman with no medical problems and a wonderful relationship whose love life took a dive after you started the pill, your pill may indeed be to blame.
In your case I'd suggest giving it at least another cycle before making any further decisions.
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