On June 18, the FDA will consider whether to approve flibanserin, a pill that supposedly increases women's sexual desire. But the fact that some are calling it "the pink Viagra" illustrates how many problems remain with the entire approach.
Though many women report that birth control pills lower their sex drive, they've had frustratingly little scientific support — but now a new study shows women on hormonal birth control actually are at higher risk for low libido.
A new drug for women's low libido is on its way. Says one neurologist, "decreased desire can be something that involves a dysfunctional way the brain works, and not only a bad partner. Of course it's in your head." [Bloomberg]