The Kinsey Institute: Oral Contraceptive Study, Slide 2/12


Bancroft & Sartorius (1990) review:

Whereas OCs were not associated with increased likelihood of major depressive illness or major sexual dysfunction, the possibility that less severe negative mood and sexual changes might occur remained a distinct possibility. It is commonplace for reports to mention negative mood or sexual changes as side effects, but there has been little systematic investigation of these.

Two types of studies were needed:

Investigators: John Bancroft, M.D., The Kinsey Institute; Stephanie Sanders, Ph.D., The Kinsey Institute and Gender Studies; Cynthia Graham, Ph.D., Dept. of Psychology; Judith Klein, M.D., Planned Parenthood of Central and Southern Indiana
Research Associates: Jennifer Bass, Stephanie Hinton

This research is being assisted by a fellowship from the Sexuality Research Fellowship Program of the Social Science Research Council with funds provided by the Ford Foundation.

Copyright (c) 1997 The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction.

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