How do doctors feel about prescribing the pill to boost women's sex drives?

Published August 19, 2015

An article in International Business Times about FDA approval of Addyi, the first drug to boost sexual desire in women quotes Vanessa Barnabei, director of obstetrics and gynecology at UB, who said it takes time for doctors to get to know a patient well enough to diagnose hypoactive sexual desire disorder accurately by ruling out that her desire isn’t waning due to other issues. “Busy ob-gyns just don’t want to be spending the time to really ferret out those differences,” she said. “It’s hard and its time-consuming and you don’t get a lot of compensation for those visits.

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