Will a Little Pink Pill to Improve Women’s Sex Lives?

The increasing medicalization of sex is a bit frightening. I’m not leery of medicine that reaches those who need it. And, as Dr. Trina Read notes when considering a little pink pill to improve women’s sex lives, there are definitely some women who, physiologically, do need some sort of “kickstart” to their libido that could come from hormone therapy. Just as there are some men who were positively—and justifiably—helped by Viagra.

However, as Trina also notes, there are, potentially, many different reasons behind diminished libido. And those need to be explored before a little pink pill can be provided. More discretion should be used for Viagra as well.


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