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While birth control pills have revolutionized women's sexuality, they are not without side effects. Most people are well aware that birth control pills may cause weight gain, nausea and even blood clots. Women may be less aware of less obvious and equally troubling potential side effects of the pill, including depression and loss of libido. Alternatively, some women may find they feel better and have a higher libido while on hormonal contraception. Each woman may react differently to hormonal contraceptives, and one pill may cause fewer side effects than another.