When Can You Get The Female Viagra?

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When Can You Get The Female Viagra?
Testosterone in the sex patch for women may not be safe, regulators say.

I have come to pump you up! 

Will older women finally be able to take a testosterone-laden sex patch, the female equivalent of Viagra?

Only in Europe, as the sex patch Intrinsa may not be available in the U.S. for some time, reports the Wall Street Journal.

 Procter & Gamble has sought approval for the female sex patch since 1999, but regulators are concerned that the increased amount of testosterone could up an older woman's cancer risk.  That's terrible news for women looking for lovin' and frustrated by advances in men's sexual health

On Wednesday, P&G published a report announcing the testosterone patch showed a "modest but meaningful" upsurge in lackluster libido.  Women who slapped a sex patch on their bellies reported two additional sexual encounters each month -- as well as increased self-image, a pumped-up desire and orgasms

But the cancer risks concern the medical community.  According to Reuters, "breast cancer was diagnosed in four of the 534 women in the two treatment groups, but none of the 277 placebo recipients."  However, one researcher on the study explained "in any two-year study of that many women, some volunteers are likely to develop breast cancer... In two of those cases, she said the cancers were clearly growing before the study began and previous tests of the patches have not uncovered a link."

There is one other problem for ladies taking all that testosterone -- extra hair growth.  Hopefully not on anyone's chest!

Would older women be willing to take the perceived cancer risk -- and the extra hair growth -- to recharge their libido?  Women, please weigh-in in our comments section below.

 

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