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Topic Tuesday: Can having an IUD increase your sex drive?

Can having an IUD increase your sex drive?

 

Some patients do report a decrease in libido (sex drive) when they go from not using any birth control to using a traditional birth control pill. This decreased interest in sex could be caused by the sudden shift in hormones and typically subsides once your body adjusts to your new method.

If you are switching from a birth control pill to an IUD (which delivers a lower dose of hormone locally to your uterus compared to a traditional pill), it is possible that you could notice an increase in your sex drive compared to when you were using the pill - although every woman is different.  No one knows your body better than you do!

On the other side, the piece of mind you get from having an IUD could definitely affect a patient’s desire to have sex more often - now that she can do so without the fear of getting pregnant!

Have questions about your birth control pill? Make an appointment with us to discuss all of your options.

We are proud to offer Telehealth visits so that you may consult with a provider from the safety and comfort of your home! Visit www.fpawomenshealth.com and book a Telehealth appointment on-line today if you have any additional questions.

Also, please ask your Telehealth provider about our new program to mail birth control pills, emergency contraception, and condoms directly to your home!

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