Will premenopausal women inject a Viagra-like medicine to treat sexual dysfunction?

The news headlines report an injectable synthetic hormone (Palatin: bremelanotide) aids women with waning sexual desire. [Daily Mail UK Nov 1, 2016; Womens Health June 2016]

About 7.4% of women in the U.S. suffer from a decrease in sexual activity and accompanying distress.  [CNS Drugs Nov 29, 2015]

The standard treatment has been testosterone patches. [Review Medical Suisse March 2015]

Also recently reported is the positive effect an herbal preparation (Tribulus terrestris 750 mg and 7.5 mg) for postmenopausal women with a decline in sexual desire.  [Menopause Nov 23, 2016; Drugs April 28, 2014]]

Low vitamin D levels have also recently been associated with female sexual dysfunction. Desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain were correlated with vitamin D levels. [International Urology Nephrology Nov 2015]

Sexual stimulation has recently been reported to entrain brain activity to block out everything else (noises, feelings, smells) and concentrate on the sensation alone, placing women in a trance.  [Daily Mail UK Nov 1, 2016]

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