Ask Dr. Jen: Why is birth control killing my sex drive?

birthcontrol1Dear Dr. Jen, I’m 23 and have been married for a year and a half. I went on the pill at 18 and had no sex drive. I finally switched to the Mirena IUD two months ago hoping it would help, but I haven’t noticed any change. Should I give Mirena more time? Or should I give up on birth control altogether? I feel like I’m missing out and I know my husband feels that way too.

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The Trouble with Over the Counter Birth Control

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