NYT: [A] controversial new study suggests that the pill not only suppresses desire, but can also do so for months after a woman stops taking it, by raising levels of a certain protein. According to Dr. Irwin Goldstein, a co-author of the study and the editor in chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, which published the report, the findings may explain what he has long observed in women on oral contraceptives.

“When they stopped taking the pill, we fully expected their sexual function to recover,” said Dr. Goldstein, a urologist in Boston. “But we weren’t seeing that.” | story

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