The Way We Love Now

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photoBefore 1998, it was simply called impotence, and it was often a deep secret. Then came the little blue pill: Viagra. Five years on, nine tablets are dispensed every second worldwide. Even major league baseball players are talking about erectile dysfunction.

Now, Viagra's not the only game in town. Last month, the FDA approved Levitra, and there are more options coming soon that claim even more potent powers.

Click the "Listen" link to hear about the sexual and cultural phenomenon of Viagra and the new crop of sexual enhancement drugs.


Jane Allen, health writer for The Los Angeles Times

Dr. Abraham Verghese, director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas Health Sciences Center

Dr. Jennifer Berman, Director of the Female Sexual Medicine Center and Assistant Professor of Urology at UCLA

Dr. Peter Kramer, clinical professor of psychiatry and human behavior at Brown University, author of "Listening to Prozac"

This program aired on September 17, 2003.


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