Tag Hormonal Birth Control and Vaginal Dryness

Hormonal birth control, such as oral contraceptives, can lead to vaginal dryness as a side effect due to its influence on estrogen levels, which are crucial for maintaining vaginal lubrication and elasticity. The synthetic hormones in these contraceptives, particularly a reduction in estrogen, may result in discomfort during intimate activities and potentially elevate the risk of developing vaginal infections.