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'Orgasm, Inc.' Questions The Science Of Female Pleasure23:48

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A new and provocative documentary offers an indictment of the American pharmaceutical industry, alleging that it essentially invented a female sexual disorder so the industry could sell drugs to treat it.

The film is called "Orgasm, Inc." and it explores something called "female sexual dysfunction" or FSD. FSD covers a variety of issues, from diminished sexual desire among women to an inability to achieve orgasm.

An image from the film "Orgasm Inc." (Liz Canner/Courtesy)
An image from the film "Orgasm Inc." (Liz Canner/Courtesy)

"Orgasm, Inc." follows the race by American drug companies to develop and market drugs to treat FSD. And why not? Male erectile dysfunction lead to Viagra and a billion-dollar market. Why shouldn't the drug companies turn their attention to helping women improve their sex lives? We take a closer look.



This segment aired on March 23, 2011.

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