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Posts from the ‘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…



Reflections on Advice Giving: My man doesn’t want sex anymore

22nd October 2012

Dr Petra

TweetThis week the problem I answered for Telegraph Wonder Women tackled the issue of a woman whose partner seemed fine…



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:…



In memory of John Tomlinson

30th September 2012

Dr Petra

TweetOver the summer I was saddened to learn of the death of John Tomlinson. John was an inspiration to so…



Penis Size Worries

13th February 2012

Dr Petra

An independent guide to all your penis size questions, with evidence about what’s ‘normal’ and when to worry, and tips to help you avoid being exploited into purchasing products and procedures you probably don’t need.



FDA Committee hearing on Flibanserin tomorrow (18 June) – how you can keep up with the meeting

17th June 2010

Dr Petra

TweetTomorrow sees the FDA Committee Hearing on Flibanserin, the drug created by Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) to address ‘hypoactive sexual desire…



Am I bovvered…about not desiring sex?

22nd February 2010

Dr Petra

A drug company has launched a new study and patient registry to measure female sexual problems. Using a five question quick checklist you can now be diagnosed as dysfunctional.



American Psychiatric Association launches draft guidelines for DSM5 – consultation open til April, have your say

11th February 2010

Dr Petra

The DSM is the classification system used by psychiatrists and medics in the US and elsewhere to define, research and treat mental disorders. It’s not without its critics and with the latest draft open for consultation you have a chance to share your views on how they aim to classify mental health.



Celebrating this blog’s fifth birthday!

30th November 2009

Dr Petra

It’s five years since I started blogging. So please put on a party hat, help yourself to some nibbles, and join me for a look back over the past half decade.