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Posts from the ‘Female Sexual Dysfunction’ Category

When sex is painful

13th March 2014

Dr Petra

TweetMany years ago I was asked to review a small qualitative study for a healthcare journal. It focused on women…



Another testosterone drug trial for female sexual dysfunction launched

9th November 2012

Dr Petra

TweetRecently Trimel Pharmaceuticals have announced they are enrolling women into a drug trial to test a ‘use as required’ testosterone…



Thinking critically about medicalisation, media and sex

19th October 2012

Dr Petra

TweetThis week sees the publication of an (open access) paper by Katherine Angel entitled Contested psychiatric ontology and feminist critique:…



A little bit more on the medicalisation of sex

13th June 2011

Dr Petra

TweetIt’s been a while since I’ve written about medicalisation. Which seems as good an excuse as any to revisit this…



Provisional DSM-V available for comment – add your views now!

24th May 2011

Dr Petra

TweetYou may remember my previous post on the revisions being made to the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental…



The best and worst sex (and science) stories of 2010

29th December 2010

Dr Petra

TweetThis year seems to have just flown by, and what a busy one it was for research and stories about…



Christmas Good Causes: for your consideration

22nd December 2010

Dr Petra

TweetIt’s nearly Christmas and you may have already got gifts for friends and family. But if you’re still wondering what…



“Women with low libidos ‘have different brains’”

29th October 2010

Dr Petra

Tweet * If you ever wanted to see how the media simultaneously loves and destroys stories on sex and science,…



FDA advisory panel rejects Flibanserin

21st June 2010

Dr Petra

TweetLast Friday drug company Boehringer Ingelheim presented evidence to the FDA’s advisory panel on their drug Flibanserin. This product, designed…



Is low sexual desire in women a disease? No it’s not. But drug company are seeking FDA approval for a drug to ‘cure’ women nonetheless

1st June 2010

Dr Petra

TweetOn June 18th pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim will be seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for their…