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Viagra for Women

The advent of Viagra and the inescapable marketing push that followed the drug made it easier for men to speak up about their sexual problems. Now women are increasingly doing the same. But talking about it and treating it are two different things.

"Now, do we have a whole lot of success in treating it? I would still say it's about 50-50," says obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Katherine Haney of Nashville, Tenn. "It's a hard thing to treat in women." Even though researchers have yet to discover "the female Viagra" and many doubt that they ever will there are several options that can help women have a more rewarding sex life.

In men, sexual dysfunction usually is caused by physical problems. The most common is the inability to get or maintain an erection. Drugs such as Viagra increase blood flow to the penis, and the problem is solved with a simplicity that therapists say is analogous to flipping on a light switch. In women, the situation is much more complex. The most common problem is lack of desire, but difficulty becoming physically aroused, lack of orgasm or painful sex also can be issues.

Ginger Manley, a Franklin, Tenn., sex therapist certified by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, explains that for women, sexual problems are more likely to stem from psychological rather than physiological issues. She has compiled a list of "Top 10 Reasons Women Don't Want to Have Sex." The reasons include the everyday kind of problems many women have.

Among them are fatigue, timing issues, tension and the self-doubt that comes with seeing images of thin and leggy models on television and in magazines. Other reasons include anger at their partner or sexual trauma, which Manley says can be a sexual assault or simply feeling pressured to be intimate too soon.

Low libido and other sexual problems also can have their roots in medical problems. Haney says depression, for example, can decreased libido. Drugs to treat depression, she adds, can do the same.

Low levels of testosterone in women also might play a role in low libido. Doctors can prescribe a testosterone cream for women, but Haney says patients tend to have mixed results with it. There are no prescription drugs approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration to treat female sexual dysfunction, but several over-the-counter supplements are available.

The idea of a pill that claims to be "all natural" might be appealing, but Haney cautions that the Food and Drug Administration doesn't require supplements to undergo the rigorous testing that prescription drugs receive.

Sam Fields

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