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Sizing Up the Little Pink Pill

Dr. Sherry Ross | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sherry Ross

It's exciting for women who have struggled with hypoactive sexual disorder to be recognized and have a medication alternative. Not only is it a viable option for this disruptive sexual dysfunction, but the FDA is showing support in the challenges with female sexual health.

Understanding Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) - Low Libido

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.29.2016 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

We often joke about low libido, but for many women HSDD is a serious condition. It is up to you and your healthcare professional to determine which protocol is best for your personal health needs.

The 'Little Pink Pill' Is Now Available -- Will It Help Your Sex Life?

Serena McKenzie | Posted 10.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Serena McKenzie

The controversy about flibanserin is in fact magnificent, and frankly, the entire point. We must talk openly about sexuality and sexual concerns to improve them, personally for one woman at a time, but also uniformly to embrace female sexuality as a vastly larger societal allowance.

"Women's Viagra"--Why Should Government Decide?

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.05.2016 | Politics
Peter Schwartz

Each of us should be allowed to decide whether or not to accept the agency's opinions. Those who want to categorically trust the government would still be able do so. But those who want to rely on other sources would be given the freedom to choose.

Don't Be a Pill

Francis Levy | Posted 09.02.2016 | Comedy
Francis Levy

From a Times editorial, "'Little Pink Pill' for Women Comes With Risks," (NYT, 8/21/15), "The most serious side effects include severely low blood pressure and loss of consciousness."

Female Sexual Satisfaction: Are the Times Really a Changing?

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 09.01.2016 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Since August 18, headlines have proclaimed the news about the approval of the so-called "female Viagra," Addyi™ . The approval sparked enthusiastic responses from advocates and opponents, which will no doubt continue.

The FDA, Finances and Feminism: Why the Third Time Was the Charm for So-Called 'Female Viagra'

Elizabeth Yuko | Posted 08.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Yuko

Money can't buy happiness but evidently is instrumental in gaining FDA approval for controversial drugs with low efficacy and significant side effects...

Why The New Sex Drive Pill For Women Is Not The 'Female Viagra'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first prescription drug aimed at boosting women’s libido, but don't go calling the new pink pill t...

Women May Have an FDA-Approved Drug to Treat the Most Common Sexual Dysfunction

Susan Scanlan | Posted 08.14.2016 | Women
Susan Scanlan

Next week, however, we are on track to make the kind of progress in gender equity that usually comes once in a generation. This will be a step forward that makes the battles that came before worth it and, on a personal note, serves as a soothing salve to my chronic outrage.

The Olympics of Female Sexual Health

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 07.23.2016 | Women
Rachel Braun Scherl

Over a month ago, I had the chance to attend hearings at the FDA on a drug being considered for approval for female sexual health. Even as the weeks pass, the experience remains fresh in my mind and catalyzes lots of conversations (with folks who like to discuss this sort of thing).

Yeah, We Want It: Female Sexuality and Why It's Time for That Little Pink Pill

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stone

Sex is a basic human right -- a human right. Not a man right. Women want to have sex and, more than that, they want to enjoy it.

'Female Viagra' -- Libido Liberation or Gender Hype?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Is this new drug flianserin really the "female Viagra," or is it just a drug that empowers women to talk about gender discrimination?

Thank You FDA for Making #HERstory

Susan Scanlan | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Susan Scanlan

What I've learned from my 40-year career as a women's rights champion is simple: progress, at its foundation -- at its very core -- is about making life better for people. And just last week, an FDA panel made big progress for millions of women living with Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder.

Dare to Be 100: Alert! Horny Old Broads

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The June 4 edition of the New York Times contained an article, "Viagra for women is backed by an FDA panel." It was written by Andrew Pollack and trac...

The So-Called 'Female Viagra' Pill Is Actually Nothing Like Viagra

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Flibanserin, the so-called "female Viagra" which aims to treat a lack of sexual desire among women, is on its way to getting the official FDA stamp of...

What's The Real Deal With 'Female Viagra'?

Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Alex Ronan for The Cut Follow @alexLronan The less-than sexily named flibanserin, sometimes called the “female version of Viagra,” may fina...

The Pill Being Pushed For Women 'Distressed' By Their Low Libido

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.03.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The FDA is in the process of reviewing flibanserin, a pill that will help boost female libido -- but it won't work for all women across the board. ...

Happy Birthday, Viagra! But What About the Ladies?

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Braun Scherl

So what is the rub, and why is it a big deal? From Sprout's perspective, and many other pharmaceutical companies and female health organizations, the FDA has shown a consistent disregard and blatant gender discrimination for women's health.

What The Future Could Look Like For Women With Sexual Dysfunction

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women

Melanie says she loves her partner of four years and that she's physically attracted to him. She just hasn't wanted to have sex with him for the past ...

Shooting Stars, Hot Flashes and Feeling Sexy

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research Q: How is watching shooting stars like taking "pink Viagr...

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.