First of all, it should be clear that not all women taking the pill or using NuvaRing will experience this side effect. Some studies have linked this side effect to a diminished level of testosterone (the hormone linked to desire, sex drive, and lubrication), as a consequence of the ovaries being shut down by birth control pills.
Are there birth control methods that don't lower libido?
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/07/2016
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.