The public is well aware of the many treatments for male sexual dysfunction. We have all seen (or heard) the commercials and effort made to promote the use of these products.
But, here's a question, have you heard about FDA approved treatments for female sexual dysfunction? I'd be surprised if you had heard of a treatment (approved by the FDA, of course) to help treat female sexual dysfunction.
It's just not out there. But why? Why are women being ignored? Here's some information on what has happened in the world of male sexual dysfunction medication lately:
Yesterday the FDA approved the 25th treatment for male sexual dysfunction – a new testosterone treatment from Endo Pharmaceuticals called Aveed. This decision was made on the heels of the FDA’s issuance of a drug safety announcement on this drug class, warning that the Agency is currently investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. As this approval opens up discussion around the safety concerns of the drug, it also marks the addition of yet another treatment for male sexual dysfunction.
Men now have 25 FDA-approved options to treat sexual dysfunction, while the number for women remains at zero. Dr. Leah Millheiser and Dr. Michael Krychman engaged in conversation on Twitter regarding the approval, in support of an option for women. We’ve included their Tweets below, and in the meantime encourage you to share with your followers on social media, by retweeting the conversation they’ve started or voicing your own opinion: ·
- The @US_FDA approves yet another treatment for men’s sexual dysfunction. 25 or men, 0 for women #itstimeforwomen http://reut.rs/1hUS78r
- Where are the female sexual dysfunction treatments? With 25 for men and zero for women, we agree #itstimeforwomen http://reut.rs/1hUS78r
- Aveed marks the 25th approved drug for male sexual dysfunction. The number for women remains at zero #itstimeforwomen http://reut.rs/1hUS78r
We here at EmpowHER love to hear your thoughts and opinions surrounding this. Share, comment, Tweet, Facebook, Pin and do as much as you can to help spread the message, WOMEN want a solution too! Even if you don't have a problem with sexual dysfunction, think about all the women who do. What can they do without treatment options? Help them have a voice.
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