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Viagra for the Ladies?

Did you know that there’s a condition called “hypoactive sexual desire disorder,” from which many women suffer? Well, there is, or at least a bunch of scientists have decided there is, and sadly, about 10 percent of premenopausal women grapple with it. Luckily, if unsurprisingly, there might be a pill in the works for just this issue. –KA

nj.com via Gawker:

“We have to give women some type of option,’’ said Beverly Whipple, a professor emeritus at Rutgers University and an expert on women’s sexual health. “I’m hoping this will help the women who need it.’’

One expert, Andrew Goldstein who runs the Sexual Wellness Center in Annapolis, Md., described a “huge’’ unmet need for a medical treatment.

Women who took the medicine, known as flibanserin, reported 22 percent more “satisfying sexual events” than those given a placebo in two clinical tests of 1,378 patients, according to abstracts released today at the European Society for Sexual Medicine annual meeting in Lyon, France.

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