Do birth control pills interfere with sex?

December 12, 2010

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 Many women who take contraceptives, complain of problems with sexuality and relationships with men - they claim that they can not strike up a full-fledged romantic relationship, have difficulty reaching orgasm and, moreover, slower excited. Is there a link between birth control pills and decreased interest in sex?


The pill: effects on a woman's body

Birth control pills and other hormone pills not only prevent ovulation and pregnancy, but also have a number of other effects. Since ovulation ceases, a woman's body does not produce large amounts of the hormones regulating the menstrual cycle, and instead gets the necessary amount of synthetic estrogen and progesterone as a result of oral contraceptive.

Birth control pills reduce the level of the hormone testosterone in the body that can lead to problems with the sexy woman.

Young girls who have recently started to be sexually active and have not learned to reach orgasm, will be faced with a lack of orgasms while taking birth control pills. Also, if a woman does not reach orgasm regularly, her body produces less of the hormone oxytocin - the so-called "hormone ties", thanks to which there is a feeling of confidence in a loved one. That's why these women have difficulty in building relations with a partner.


Little-known facts about the pill

  • Birth control pills can cause discomfort during sex

Women taking oral contraceptives may experience very unpleasant problem - pain during sex. When the level of the hormone estrogen Estrogen - the key to bone health  Estrogen - the key to bone health
   below normal, vaginal tissues become thinner, which leads to pain during sex (dyspareunia). If you have this condition from taking birth control pills is recommended to refuse.

  • Birth control pills affect the level of pheromones

There is a strong possibility that contraceptive pills affect the pheromones Pheromones - the road to the heart of a loved one is through the nose  Pheromones - the road to the heart of a loved one is through the nose
 Produced by special glands. Pheromones attract the opposite sex by acting on the mechanism of smell. Women who regularly take oral contraceptives are less attractive to men than women who use other forms of contraception.

Another consequence of birth control pills - decreased interest in sex and the search for a permanent partner. As a rule, women who take birth control pills, are less interested in creating a family - even in an age when the biological clock dictate the necessity of conceiving a child. Instead, such women are more worried about other problems, and often experience unexplained bouts of irritability Irritability - you try to control my temper  Irritability - you try to control my temper
   and depression. Depression in some cases may be caused by progestins that are part of a number of oral contraceptives. Moreover, women who take birth control drugs, suffer from a lack of estrogen - a natural antidepressant.

  • Health problems

Many women taking contraceptive pills for several years, and later acquire a family and as a result, experience difficulties in conceiving a child because of their age. In addition, these women are more vulnerable to the emergence of diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, because they do not use condoms - as such diseases can damage the fallopian tubes and infertility.


Should I use birth control pills?

Of course, despite all of the above disadvantages of oral contraceptives, many women who take birth control pills regularly, do not have problems with the involvement of partners and a loss of sexuality Nine ways to experience their sexuality  Nine ways to experience their sexuality
 . Birth control pills allow women to enjoy sex without fear of unwanted pregnancy.

You should not start taking birth control pills unnecessarily, at an early age, or under pressure from the opinions of others. From unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections through, with the same success can protect and correct use of condoms.

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How to choose the contraceptive pill: individual approach

February 11, 2012

 how to choose birth control pills
 Birth control pills induce terror in the women, and yet, despite all the doubts, the choice is made in their favor. Of course, once there is a lot of questions: What to choose birth control pills? Where to buy? Do I need to see a doctor, or you can choose the most? How often mature women, not to mention the young girls who follow the advice of friends, or colleagues, or neighbors, and often just relying on advertising. Such is, independent selection of contraceptive pills, definitely no good will not. In the best case will be shown minor side effects and there will be unwanted pregnancies, and at worst can lead to disability and even death.

 How to choose the contraceptive pill: individual approach

Types of birth control pills

All birth control pills are divided into two groups: combined oral contraceptive pill and mini-pill. The structure of combined oral contraceptives include ethinyl estradiol and progestogen (levonorgestrel or desogestrel). In turn, the amount of hormone contained, combination tablets are divided into: monophasic, two- and three-phase. Thus, in a monophasic contraceptive hormone dose remain unchanged in all tablets. The biphasic oral contraceptive in the package contains two types of tablet with different doses of the hormones, as in three-phase, respectively, the three groups of tablets. Mini-pill contains only progestin.

Furthermore, combined hormonal tablets may be mikrodozirovannymi, low-dose, and vysokodozirovannymi.

Given this classification, it is clear that the choice of contraceptive pills is not easy to implement, and it must be a doctor.

 How to choose the contraceptive pill: individual approach

Important points before taking the tablets

To choose the most appropriate birth control pills, every woman necessarily must do the following:

  • Consultation

Consultation with gynecologist is required, ideally, should visit a gynecologist-endocrinologist. The doctor will collect anamnesis, find out the presence of chronic diseases and transferred, allergies and bad habits (such as smoking). It also determines the relative or absolute contraindication to receiving hormone pills.

  • Pelvic ultrasound

Ultrasonography of the female genitalia sure, it will help to reveal hidden or unnoticed in the examination of the disease, as some of them are absolute contraindication to hormonal contraception Hormonal contraception: Modern birth control pills  Hormonal contraception: Modern birth control pills

  • Hormonal status

Mandatory blood test for ovarian hormones (FSH and luteinizing hormone, testosterone).

  • Professional advice

Consultation specialists required in the case of chronic diseases (diabetes, thyroid disease The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones  The thyroid gland - is responsible for your hormones
 , Vascular disorders, hypertension, etc.).

 How to choose the contraceptive pill: individual approach

Selecting means

After a preliminary examination of the woman doctor begins to pick hormonal contraceptives in view of the data.

Young nulliparous women suitable mikrodozirovannye hormone pills such as Lindinet, Novinet, Logest, Mersilon and others.

These drugs are monophasic contraceptive containing ethinyl estradiol constant dose (20 micrograms) and progestin (75-150 mg). These tablets are ideal for teenage girls, as almost no side effects.

Low-dose hormonal contraceptives are recommended for young nulliparous women if mikrodozirovannye drugs do not block ovulation Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?  Ovulation - How to determine as accurately as possible?
 . These tablets include Regulon, Yasmin, Tri-merci, Silest, Mikroginon and others. The dose of ethinyl estradiol in them is 30 mg, and the dose of progestin is increased to 150-300 g.

High-dosage preparations, such as Trikvilar, Triziston Three-regolith appointed with curative intent (correction of hormonal disorders). These tablets are also recommended for women who are taking drugs that weaken the effect of contraceptives.

Mini-pill ideal nursing women (no effect on breast milk) and women older than 45 who have various gynecological diseases (uterine fibroids, endometriosis Endometriosis - a serious problem with serious consequences  Endometriosis - a serious problem with serious consequences
   and others).

Anna Sozinova

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