A new contraceptive pill is on its way, which will bring relief to women who suffer from a loss of libido and other symptoms when taking the Pill.
The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick will trial the oral contraceptive, which uses a natural form of the female hormone oestrogen, called estradil, reports News.com.au
It comes with international research finding that hormones used in traditional contraceptives have a wide range of side-effects on women, including the loss of libido, aches and pains and mood swings, The Daily Telegraph reports.
"There is no reason why women have to have a seven-day pill-free interval," sexual health physician Terri Foran said.
"A lot of women suffer these symptoms and believe they are normal or its PMT, but they don't have to (suffer).
"We believe it will work but before we put our hand on our heart and declare that, we have to test its effectiveness," the expert added.
The pill shortens the hormone-free interval from seven to two days and aims to end the withdrawals.
Dr Foran said that by reducing the pill-free interval to two days, the body would not have enough time to experience the "withdrawals".
"The difference with this pill to others on the market is that it alters the amount of hormone given and alters when it is given in the cycle," she said.
"There is a suggestion that if you can manipulate that pill-free week, you might be able to lessen the symptoms. The shortened break might well mean they don't get the symptoms," she added.