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Female Sexual Dysfunction

The FDA, Sexual Dysfunction and Gender Inequality

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

Sexual desire is not valued because it is not necessary for a woman to have desire in order to participate in partnered sexual activity. And if sex can occur without desire, the thought that follows is that lack of desire must not be a serious problem.

Pill Thrill: The Future of Female Sex Drugs

Bella Ellwood-Clayton | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Bella Ellwood-Clayton

Will our increasing cultural reliance on pills and external solutions to our problems render us Sexual Stepford wives, drugged up to provide services on command? Although most women I interviewed had no interest in taking a sex drug, a small few would do anything to feel desire again.

A Door Opens for Women's Right to Sexual Pleasure, Let's Hope the FDA Doesn't Close It

Serra Sippel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Serra Sippel

The global community's response to sexual dysfunction should be equal for women and men, but it is not. This year marks 16 years since the introduction of Viagra. Today, the market includes more than 20 drugs to address male sexual dysfunction -- and not a single one for women.

Women's Low Sexual Desire Is No Medical Myth

Anita H. Clayton, MD | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Anita H. Clayton, MD

Most women think it's natural for their sex lives to wane over time, and going from having sex several times a week to just a couple of times a month (if you're feeling lucky) is no big deal. The reality is: It is a big deal.

Does Monogamy Cause Female Sexual Dysfunction?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women

There has been talk of a female equivalent to Viagra for years. Now it may become a reality -- one that could be in pharmacies within the next few yea...

Your 10 Biggest Worries About Sex -- And Why They're Not Worth The Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

We stress over our jobs, our relationships, our finances and our friendships -- and unfortunately, even our bedrooms can become a breeding ground for ...

Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Case of Pharma Disease Mongering

Allen Frances | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

A clear lesson from history: Whenever a profit is to be made by twisting the DSM, it will be twisted. The DSM-5 will give drug companies running room to continue their disease mongering of female sexual disorders, hyping this DSM diagnosis as a means of pushing pills.

Woman Behind

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 03.31.2012 | Women
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

If so many women had female sexual dysfunction, why didn't my mother tell me about it and why weren't my friends talking about it?

Emma Gray

Orgasms And Health: Do We Over-Emphasize The Benefits Of The Big 'O'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

"An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away"? This riff on the old adage appeared on a 2009 British National Health Service leaflet touting the health ...