(Relaxnews)—A team from New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City investigated nearly 1,000 women, finding that those taking oral contraceptives containing lower doses of estrogen (less than 20 micrograms) reported more chronic pelvic pain. "In our practice, we have seen a lot of this anecdotally," lead researcher Dr. Nirit Rosenblum told HealthDay in a report published Friday. She presented the findings Tuesday at the American Urological Association's annual meeting in San Diego, but adds that more research needs to be done to further investigate the association. According to the HealthDay report, findings showed that low-dose pill users were twice as likely to report pain during or after orgasm than those not on the pill. Women taking higher-dose pills reported no difference in pain during orgasm than those not using oral contraceptives. Women on low-dose birth control pills who are experiencing pain are advised to talk to their doctors about potentially switching to another type of oral contraceptive.
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