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Study shows contraceptive pills can alter a woman’s view of sexual attractiveness of her mate

Posted November 19, 2014

Researchers working at Florida State University have found evidence that suggests that women’s use of birth control pills can have an impact on how attractive she views her spouse, sexual satisfaction with a mate and how happy she is in her relationship. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the researchers describe two studies they conducted with female volunteers and what they found in doing so.


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The two studies focused on finding an answer to the same basic question, what impact does taking birth control pills have on intimate relationships? The first study focused on a group of volunteers that included 48 women all of whom were in a relationship with a man—that study followed the women over four years, intermittently asking them to fill out questionnaires regarding their happiness in their relationship and with their mates. The second study had more participants (70) but lasted just one year.

Read more at: MedicalXpress

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