Anna, 23

For the Sake of My Sex Life

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I’ve tried several different birth control pills in an effort to find one that doesn’t have any sexual side effects. Since starting birth control I’ve had no sexual desire, I can’t get physically aroused, and nothing feels good anymore – it’s much more difficult to orgasm, and the vaginal dryness makes penetration painful. Before taking birth control, I dealt with bad cramps and breast pain that lasted for 10 days before each period. Birth control was a huge help with those issues, so I’m hesitant to stop, but I think for the sake of my sex life I’ll need to switch to non-hormonal methods.

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63% of women stop using the pill because of associated side effects

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