And that is why, doctors will tell you, coming up with a solution for female sexual dysfunction is more difficult than it is for, say, erectile dysfunction. Even the terminology is complicated. According to the benchmarks of the female sexual function index FSFI , one of the standard tests that researchers rely on, the condition occurs when one or all of the following factors get out of whack: desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain often due to the aftershocks of vaginal delivery. If men were in this position, I truly believe this problem would be solved. Fifteen years ago, Norbert Gleicher , M. But a funny thing happened on the way to conception.
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Given the success of drugs to treat erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil Viagra , tadalafil Cialis and vardenafil Levitra , drug companies have sought a comparable drug for women. Viagra has even been tried as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in women. Indeed, until recently there were no FDA -approved drugs for treating problems with sexual arousal or sexual desire in women. Yet 4 in 10 women report having sexual concerns. A prescription medication known as flibanserin Addyi — originally developed as an antidepressant — has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for low sexual desire in premenopausal women.
Sildenafil Viagra treats erectile dysfunction in males. In the United States, two drugs have been approved to treat low libido in females. Some females take Viagra, off-label, to treat low sexual desire.