25 minutes | Oct 12th 2020

Hot or not? Birth control & sex drive

A big reason why a lot of people start taking hormonal birth control is simple: they’re having sex, and they don't want to risk a pregnancy. But, this isn't true for everyone. Preventing a potential pregnancy is not the only thing that happens when you take a pill, get a device inserted, or get a shot. As your body adjusts to a new method, lots of things can happen, and that can affect how you feel: Sexier or less sexy, more adventurous or less, hotter or maybe less attractive. 

 

That’s what we’re exploring in today's episode: how hormonal birth control affects your self image and sexual desire, and how to talk about it with your doctor. 

 

And to do this, we're turning to Clue’s brand new Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lynae Brayboy. 

 

For more information on today’s episode visit helloclue.com/hormonal. And to find out how to support the work here at Clue, go to Clue.Plus.

 

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