The Kinsey Institute: Oral Contraceptive Study, Slide 5/12


  1. evaluate direct effects of OC on physical, mental, and sexual well-being in women
  2. assess pre-existing characteristics, attitudes, and expectations that might modulate the direct effects
  3. assess the impact of such effects on continued use of OC
  4. compare two kinds of OC
  5. investigate the possibility that adverse effects of OC on sexual well-being are related to a reduction in free testosterone hormone levels

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