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New Drug: 'Viagra For Women'


[u]New Drug is being called “Viagra for Women”[/u]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. A drug that could do for women what Viagra has done for men is being tested at the University of Virginia. The drug is a testosterone laden ointment called LibiGel and it’s intended to boost the libido of women who have lost interest in sex. It will be prescribed at UVa in coming months to women who are suffering from hypoactive sexual desire disorder. The condition is believed to affect one-third of American women. UVa joins 99 other medical institutions participating in testing the drug’s efficacy and safety. If given the green light by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Illinois-based BioSante Pharmaceuticals hopes to offer the drug to any woman complaining of a low sex drive.

Well, from the perspective that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander (in this case the inverse would be true…), this is a terrific development.

That said, if one has a lady who happens to be suffering from this “disorder”, I’m of the opinion that one may not be ready for the resultant effects of such a medication.

Food for thought.