Happy Birthday, Viagra! But What About the Ladies?

April 2, 2015 3:54 PM

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Who knew that as a vagipreneur, a person in the business of female sexual health, that I would have a busy season? But these are fast and furious times for female sexual health. Conversations and movie theaters are overflowing with 50 Shades of Grey, an extremely mediocre movie (which my sister accurately renamed "50 Shades of Refund" after seeing it) that has grossed over $500 millionat the box office to date. At one point at the trilogy's height (and I didn't make this up), at least one of the books was being sold every second somewhere in the world. Clearly I have concerns as a woman, wife and mother of teenagers as to how the story depicts relationships and intimacy. But I do value that the phenomenon is creating the opportunity to have important conversations about female sexual satisfaction.

And if that is not enough to keep the female sexual health conversation lively, Sprout Pharmaceuticals recently resubmitted its second NDA (new drug application) for flibanserin, its drug for the treatment of hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), which actually represents the third attempt for t...

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