Project

Psychosocial and psysiologic mechanisms in the effect of hormonal contraceptives on the female sexual desire

Duration
01 January 2007 → 30 December 2012
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
    • Nursing
    • Endocrinology and metabolic diseases
    • Gynaecology and obstetrics
Keywords
sexology contraception libido
 
Project description

This project wishes to investigate the effect of steroïdal contraceptives on the female sexual desire. For this purpose, heterosexual and lesbian women (18-45 years of age) in a stable relationship will be asked to succesively use three different steroïdal contraceptives. The design is multi-disciplinary: to asses possible mediating mechanisms, the women will be investigated on psychosocial, relational and hormonal variables.