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Female Viagra just isn’t sexy

Distrust of big pharma is stifling research into the real problem of female sexual dysfunction

By Suzi Godson   November 2010

I’ve got a headache: women’s sexual problems shouldn’t be dismissed

Female sexual dysfunction (FSD)—a condition which can involve physical pain during sex, loss of desire or failure to reach orgasm—is a disorder invented by pharmaceutical companies intent on selling women drugs they don’t need, according to a new book, Sex Lies and Pharmaceuticals, by Ray Moynihan, a health lecturer at Australia’s Newcastle University.

This story has made headlines around the world, yet it is not new. Last year the award-winning American documentary-maker Liz Canner released Orgasm Inc, her ten-year exposé of the billion-dollar race to find a drug to treat…

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