New Drug for Painful Sex in Older Women

It’s a common problem among postmenopausal women – painful sexual intercourse due to thinner, drier, more fragile vaginal tissues. To help the roughly 32 million women with this condition, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug called Osphena. As the Los Angeles Times pointed out, it’s not exactly the pink version of Viagra, but the new drug may provide some help to women whose libido has been waylaid by moderate to severe pain during sex. Dyspareunia …

Are You a Viagra Wife?

Millions of boomer men have recharged their sex lives thanks to Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs, but are their wives equally thrilled? That was the question that writer Judith Newman poses in her article “Love in the Time of Viagra,” in the May issue of Prevention magazine. Sign up for the AARP Health Newsletter As she puts it, “While men of a certain age are undoubtedly thrilled to have their sexual potency restored, maybe their wives’ enthusiasm is a …