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.
The government agency will weigh whether to let the drug (Plan B) be sold over the counter -- a move that conservative forces, inside the government and out, have long objected to as part of their proxy battle on abortion. This may be happening only because two senators have been blocking the appointment of the FDA's new head until the agency makes a decision on the drug.
On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved Enovid, the first birth control pill, for clinical use Many court cases, a sexual revolution and a fundamentalist backlash later, use of and access to contraceptives is still very much a hot-button issue in the US Read a roundup of information and opinion relating to the release of an explosive report last week connecting a spike in unwanted pregnancies among the poor to decreased contraceptive use (h/t: Feministing)
According to a new study, the pill continues to put some women out of the mood even months after they stop taking it. | story