Does Viagra work for women?

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Question from Blue Pal: Does Viagra work for women?
Answers - Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D. Unfortunately, the studies of Viagra in women have been disappointing. There are news reports that the same drug company that makes Viagra is working on a new drug nicknamed "Pink Viagra" for women. Apparently this drug is quite similar to Viagra. I have not yet seen any clinical trials of this drug. A drug like Viagra might possibly help women produce more lubrication if they are menopausal and it is not safe or comfortable for them to use estrogen. This type of drug does not affect desire for sex and only works in the local area of the genitals to increase blood flow.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Intimacy, Sex and Your Love Life featured Leslie R. Schover, Ph.D., Debra Thaler-DeMers, R.N., O.C.N., P.H.N., and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about how to improve your sex life during and after breast cancer treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2002.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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