22 Aug 2015

'Female Viagra'

From This Way Up, 12:15 pm on 22 August 2015
Flibanserin ball-and-stick model.

Flibanserin ball-and-stick model. Photo: CC BY SA 4.0 Vaccinationist

The US Food and Drug Administration has just approved a drug to treat female sexual dysfunction.

But there are concerns about the safety of Flibanserin, the so-called 'female Viagra', and what it's actually meant to be treating.

Dr Ray Moynihan wrote a book called 'Sex Lies and Pharmaceuticals' back in 2010, and has been studying the research and the marketing surrounding female sexual dysfunction for more than a decade.

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