This is a partial list of articles & resources I’ve used in my research. I’m working on getting everything up to date!

Online Articles

American Pregnancy Association, Roles of Vitamin B in Pregnancy (link)

Dr. Carolyn Dean, “Just say ‘no’ to birth control pills” (link)

Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, “The pill and breast cancer. Why the ignorance?” (link)

Dr. Josh Axe, “Just say no to birth control pills” (link)

Dr. Laura Berman, “The birth control pill might affect your choice of mate” (link)

Michael Castleman (Psychology Today), “How birth control pills affect women’s sexuality” (link)

National Cancer Institute, “Oral contraceptives and cancer risk” (link)

Mary Duenwald (New York Times), “When the pill arouses that urge for abstinence” (link)

World Health Organization, “Carcinogenity of combined hormonal contraceptives…” (link)

Articles in Academic / Medical Journals

(Multiple Authors)

“Clitoral artery blood flow in healthy young women: preliminary report on menstrual cycle and hormonal contraception” in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Volume 28, Supplement 1 (2002).

“Clitoral and vulvar vestibular sensation in women taking 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol combined oral contraceptives: a preliminary study” in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 8, Issue 1 (2001).

“Estrogen receptors and human disease” in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Volume 116, Issue 3 (2006).

“Hormone withdrawal symptoms in oral contraceptive users” in the Journal of Obstetric Gynecology, Volume 95, Issue 2 (2000).

“Impact of oral contraceptives on sex hormone-binding globulin and androgen levels: a retrospective study in women with sexual dysfunction” in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2006).

“Oral contraceptives and changes in nutritional requirements” in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, Issue 17 (2013).

“Potential reduction in neural tube defects associated with use of Metafolin-fortified oral contraceptives in the United States” in the American Journal of Obstetric Gynecology, Volume 205, Issue 5 (2011).

“Raised salivary testosterone in women is associated with increased attraction to masculine faces” in Hormones and Behavior, Volume 52, Issue 2 (2007).

“Sexual behavior and oral contraception: a pilot study” in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 9, Issue 2 (2011).

The Treatment of Vestibulodynia with Topical Estradiol and Testosterone” in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2013).

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