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05 May 2004

my wife gave birth recently and has since been taking microval.would this affect her libido or would it make her more horny
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01 Jan 0001

Microval, or the so called "mini-pill" is just progesterone and we give it to breast feeding women.
The disadvantages to ALL progestin-only contraception include:

Menstrual cycle disturbance
Weight gain
Breast tenderness
Bone density decrease

So with that history, I can assume that a brand new mother, breastfeeding her baby will not feel sexual, but that will have nothing to do with the Microval, more the fact that she is TIRED and trying to adjust to the new baby. The biggest aphrodisiac for new mothers are new fathers that are involved, help with the baby, get up at night, change nappies, show enthusiasm and , and, and, .....(fill in the blanks)

Dr Elna McIntosh
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