June 5th, 2006
Alongside me will be John Tomlinson from the Men’s Health clinic in Winchester.
The discussion will cover a number of issues around medication and sex, but particularly I’ll be focusing on the way sexual functioning has been medicalised, outlining what medication for sexual functioning is available (and what it does), and where people have been misled about sex and drugs.
If you can’t join us or if you’d like to learn more after the event, you can find out more about this issue from the following sources:
FSD-alert is a campaign group addressing the medicalisation of female sexual dysfunction.
Leonore Tiefer’s Sex is not a natural act: and other essays (2nd Edition)
Annie Potts’ The Science Fiction of Sex
Community Catalyst – information on your health rights
Disease Mongering Conference, resources and health information
Public Library of Science (PloS) Medicine special issue on disease mongering
Journalist Brian Deer’s report on medicalisation of sex and research ethics
My paper ‘Better dicks through drugs? the penis as a pharmaceutical target’ – a reflection of men’s reactions to medicalising sex.Tweet