Cross-Gender Sex Pill

A new drug designed to treat impotence in men may have surprisingly similar effects in women

Irwin Goldstein could hardly wait for the FDA to approve Viagra. The renowned Boston University urologist is so excited about last week's approval of the first-ever impotence pill for men that he is opening a new sexual-dysfunction clinic, and will soon begin prescribing the drug--for women.

As doctors learn more about the causes of impotence, they're becoming increasingly convinced that the underlying mechanisms of male and female sexual dysfunction may not be so far apart. And if that's the case, it's entirely possible that the same pharmacological science that restores sexual function to men can work similar magic in women.


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