"Sex Patch" for Women

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photoMen can choose Viagra or Cialis or Levitra. Now women may soon have a sex drug of their own. If approved by the FDA, the Procter and Gamble testosterone patch, Intrinsa, would be the first treatment on the market for female sexual dysfunction.

Presently, the FDA says more tests are needed. But the door has been opened for women. Advocates call it a godsend for those who have lost interest in sex after menopause or a hysterectomy. Critics say that testosterone drugs may not be the best answer for women.

Tune in to hear more on the new "sex patch" for women, and the medicalizing of sex in America.


Allison Fass, senior reporter for Forbes Magazine

Laura Berman, clinical assistant professor of OBGYN and psychiatry and director of the Berman Center at Northwestern University

Jennifer Fishman, assistant professor of bioethics and sociology at Case Western Reserve University

Gina Ogden, marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist, author of Women Who Love Sex: An Inquiry into the Expanding Spirit of Women's Erotic Experience.

This program aired on December 2, 2004.


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