FDA approves women's libido drug

The FDA has approved Vyleesi, a drug for premenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

The drug is an under-the-skin injection that women would use about 45 minutes before anticipated sexual activity. It is intended to increase desire in women who experience "low sexual desire that causes marked distress or interpersonal difficulty."

The approval of Vyleesi is controversial, according to STAT. Critics claim that prescribing a drug to increase sexual desire reduces the complexity of human sexuality to a biological issue. 

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