How Does Your Birth Control Affect Your Sexual Health?

Did you know that hormonal birth control has been directly linked to the shrinkage of clitoral tissue? You read that right!

Hormonal birth control, i.e. the pill has been proven to reduce clitoral tissue by 20 PERCENT!!!

This is a scientifically verifiable fact that chances are NOBODY told you about when you started using this form of birth control.

Other alarming negative side effects of hormonal birth control are:

  • 60% reduction of testosterone.
  • Vaginal pain and dryness


Do you struggle with low libido? Testosterone is literally the fuel that drives male AND female libido. Having your testosterone reduced by 60 PERCENT will have a HUGE impact on your sexual expression. Low testosterone also robs your yoni of its juice, quite literally. Along with your clitoris shrinking, your vaginal tissue begins to atrophy, causing vaginal dryness, discomfort, and pain.

Tune in to listen as Devi and her guest, Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, author of “The Fifth Vital Sign” discuss the impact that hormonal contraceptives have on your overall health and sexual function, and discover the incredible connection between your menstrual cycle and your overall health!



Find out:

  • How do hormonal contraceptives impact libido?
  • What does the research say about this link?
  • What is the connection between hormonal contraceptives and painful sex?
  • What impact do hormonal contraceptives affect your ladyparts? (i.e. clitoral shrinkage and thinning of the vaginal introitus)
  • Impact of hormonal contraceptives on partner attraction and the possible implications of this


Plus- find out why your period is a key indicator of your overall health and wellness and how to read the signs!

This is an awesome episode you won’t want to miss.

Tune in below and remember to subscribe to Sex Is Medicine!


Lisa Hendrickson-Jack talks about vaginas a lot! She’s a certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner who teaches women to chart their menstrual cycles for natural birth control, conception and monitoring overall health. In her new book The Fifth Vital Sign, Lisa debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children, by recognizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign.

Drawing heavily from the current scientific literature, Lisa presents an evidence-based approach to fertility awareness and menstrual cycle optimization. She hosts the Fertility Friday Podcast, a weekly radio show devoted to helping women connect to their fifth vital sign by uncovering the connection between menstrual cycle health, fertility, and overall health. With well over a million downloads, Fertility Friday is the #1 source for information about fertility awareness, and menstrual cycle health, connecting women around the world with their cycles and their fertility — something our education systems have consistently failed to do.


When she’s not researching, writing, and interviewing health professionals, you’ll find her spending time with her husband and her two sons. To learn more, visit

Connect with Lisa on her website HERE!

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4 Responses

  1. Curious- what would you recommend for women who have had a hysterectomy and their body is not producing the right amount of hormones now. Is hormone replacement therapy not a good option? If the blood tests show lower than normal hormone levels wouldn’t supplementing be a better option than feeling the horrible side effects of low hormone levels? Thanks for your input. HRT is not birth control but it is hormones…

    1. Hello Kitty, Thanks for your question. I suggest reaching out to Lisa directly. She will most likely have some suggestions for you, as this is her area of expertise!

  2. Wow, Wow, & WOW!!!

    This speaks to me.. Watching your video today, cemented a piece for me..I’m about to get my IUD(Copper Out in a few weeks) & I have a choice as to whether I choose the Mirena. I AM listening to my body & she says NO.. My beloved & I deeply had our conversation about this & he supports the decision I choose. The cemented piece is when you both spoke of the reason these are being made to stop sperm. Ending with Men should take responsibility to with mindful ejaculation…Amen!!! I choose to now not only be responsible for my part, but that he also gets to prioritize his part in this Sacred Sexual experience, our desires & pleasure. Thank you 🙂

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