Psychosocial and Physiological Mechanisms in the Effect of Hormonal Contraception on the Female Sexual Desire
75 heterosexual women are asked to use 3 different types of contraception (Nuvaring, low-dose combination pill, minipill), each during 3 months. On a monthly basis, questionnaires are filled out about sexual desire and psychosocial, relational en sexual parameters. Also the sexual desire of the partner is questioned. On a three-monthly basis, blood samples are drawn to determine changes in hormonal parameters (one sample per product period).
75 lesbian women are doing the same trial, but during an extra 3 months period, they are asked to have their natural menstrual cyclus as a control condition. Blood samples during these extra months will be drawn at the third or fourth day after start of the menses.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Psychosocial and Physiological Mechanisms in the Effect of Hormonal Contraception on the Female Sexual Desire|
|University Hospital Ghent|
|Ghent, Belgium, 9000|
|Principal Investigator:||Petra De Sutter, MD, PhD||University Hospital, Ghent|