FSU Publishes Study on Contraceptives and Marital Satisfaction

Posted at 6:01 PM, Nov 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-24 18:01:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- A new study from Florida State University finds the contraceptive pill could affect a woman's marital satisfaction or even how attractive they find their partner.

The new study followed 118 newlywed couples for up to four years and regularly surveyed the women.

The research showed women who stopped using birth control pills experienced a drop in marital satisfaction if their husbands were judged as less attractive and the women who were more satisfied after stopping contraceptive use, had husbands who were judged as good looking.

The findings are published in "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science."