The Kinsey Institute: Oral Contraceptive Study, Slide 4/12

Significance - 2

The reasons for discontinuation remain unclear. Side effects are often cited as the reason for discontinuation, but some studies found no relationship between occurrence of side effects and continuation.

Other factors that could relate to discontinuation are

Could negative effects on mood and sexuality be a reason?

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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Last updated: 01 December 1997