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Female Libido Drug Gets Another Chance From the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved 24 drugs for male sexual dysfunction and zero for women.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved 24 drugs for male sexual dysfunction and zero for women. After rejecting an application for a drug to improve female libido in December, the agency has reconsidered its decision and is giving the manufacturer another chance.

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This Week in Sex: Meningitis Outbreak Update, Viagra Cures Menstrual Cramps, and a Male Birth Control Pill

New research suggests that the little blue pill for men may be able to stop menstrual cramps in women.

This week, an update on meningitis outbreaks at Princeton and the University of California, Santa Barbara; new research suggests that the little blue pill for men may be able to stop menstrual cramps in women; and after making mice infertile, researchers in Australia think they may have the key to a male birth control pill.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Mail-Order Condoms and Viagra, and a Sex Toy Race in Vegas

Vibrators race in Vegas.

This week, a California program that allows teens to order condoms online garnered controversy, but Pfizer selling Viagra to patients online did not. Meanwhile, a vibrator race was held in Las Vegas.

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Sexual Health Roundup: Resistant Gonorrhea Hits North America, Porn Producers Sue over Condom Law, and Ginseng Beats Viagra

(Shutte via Mnn.com)

In this week’s sexual health round up: we have hit an expected but dreaded milestone with the first document cases of cephalosporin-resistant gonorrhea in North America; a major porn producer sues the city of Los Angeles to stop the enforcement of an on-set condom requirement; and study shows that an age-old herb might work just as well as modern prescription drugs for erectile issues. 

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Sexual Health Roundup: Progress on Microbicides? Will Viagra Have “Stiff” Competition?

In this week’s sexual health roundup: scientists in China discover an HIV-blocking molecule that may become the basis for an effective microbicide; psychologists find that men believe women in red are more attractive and more willing to have sex; and the FDA approves a competitor to Viagra that acts fasters but warns that over-the-counter versions might not be all natural as promised. 

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Little Pink Pills, Ladies?

One writer calls them “panty-dropping pills” while advocates and feminists have already lined up to fight any sort of FDA approval. Flibanserin is being reported as a “female Viagra” but it’s not lived up to the job of alleviating symptoms of low sexual desire in women. Why?

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Medicaid Should Stop Paying for Viagra

Conservatives don’t want to pay for abortions? Well, I don’t want to pay for erections.

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Roundup: One Pill Will Make You Larger

Ready to go down the rabbit hole? Today’s roundup is all about pharmaceuticals. And, in the mini-roundup, there is no joy in Mudville.

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Viagra Man, A Decade Later

Thanks to Viagra, mankind now stands at a crossroads: either invest in that teenage erection – or in a broader, richer definition of manhood.

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McCain Campaign Says Birth Control Costs Are “Irrelevant”

The McCain campaign thinks contraception is “irrelevant” as the Bush Administration is likely to make it more difficult to get later this week.

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