women, said Dr. Andrea Dunaif, chief of endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.
At that time, critics argued that low sex drive among women was something concocted by pharmaceutical companies to sell a product, while proponents argued that women deserved a treatment since men have Viagra, Dunaif said.
“Unfortunately, it got very politicized,” Dunaif said.
But the landscape has since changed.
In 2015, the FDA approved the oral drug Addyi (flibanserin) to treat low sexual desire in women prior to