It hardly seems fair, but a study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine indicates that the women most likely to experience Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) are women taking hormonal contraceptives.
The most common sexual dysfunction turned out to be lack of sexual interest. A most frustrating state of affairs, since this rather defeats the purpose of using these contraceptives in the first place.
Women using non-hormonal contraceptives were found to have the lowest risk of FSD.
" 'Sexual problems can have a negative impact on both quality of life and emotional well-being, regardless of age,' said researcher Dr. Lisa-Maria Wallwiener of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. 'FSD is a very common disorder, with an estimated prevalence of about two in five women having at least one sexual dysfunction, and the most common complaint appearing to be low desire.' "
Some of the other factors taken into consideration in this study were age, prior pregnancy, partnership status and smoking. All of these factors, and more, may play a part along with use of hormonal contraceptives.