Unless otherwise indicated, the information in this chapter comes from Hatcher, R.A. et al. Contraceptive Technology (20th edition) Ardent Media, NY, 2011 

Condoms and sexual pleasure

Hensel, D.J. et al. “Sexual Pleasure During Condom-Protected Vaginal Sex Among Heterosexual Men,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2012) 9:1272.

Young women under-estimate young men’s willingness to use condoms

Edwards, G.L. and B.L. Barber. “Women May Underestimate Their Partners’ Desire to Use Condoms: Possible Implications for Behavior,” Journal of Sex Research (2010) 47:59.

Both men and women over-estimate their condom use

Stephens-Davidowitz, S. Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are. HarperCollins, NY, 2017. p. 5.

The Pill linked to libido loss and other women’s sexual dysfunctions

Wallwiener, C.W. et al. “Prevalence of Sexual Dysfunction and Impact of Contraception in Female German Medical Students,” Journal of Sexual Medicine (2010) 7:2139.

Hormonal contraceptives linked to cancer

Rabin, R.C. “Many Modern Contraceptives Still Linked to Breast Cancer, Study Finds,” New York Times, Dec. 7, 2017.

Rabin, R.C. “Contraceptives and Cancer,” New York Times, Dec. 12, 2017.