Tell the FDA it is time to make #HERStory

Tell the FDA it is time to make #HERStory

May 8, 2015
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Acting FDA Commissioner Stephen Ostroff
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Why this petition matters

Started by Even the Score

Do you believe that women deserve equal treatment when it comes to sex?

So do we!

A biological lack of desire to have sex negatively impacts the lives and relationships of 1-in-10 American women. Its official name is hypoactive sexual desire disorder – and it is women’s MOST common sexual  complaint. But unfortunately, the millions of women living with this disorder don’t have a single FDA-approved treatment option for HSDD. And that’s while men have 26 FDA-approved treatments marketed for male sexual dysfunction. You read that correctly: 26.

But here’s the good news: The Food and Drug Administration is on the verge of a HUGE decision regarding the first-ever medical treatment option for women with HSDD! On June 4th, an Advisory Committee convened by the FDA will hold an official hearing on the first drug in the pipeline for HSDD and — at the meeting’s conclusion — will announce its recommendation to the Agency for potential approval. Either way, this will be a historic moment for women’s health. If the committee recommends approval, women take a major step forward in gaining access to the medical treatment options they deserve. If the committee declines to recommend approval, the pipeline of future options for women’s sexual health will likely close for years to come, forcing women with HSDD to continue to suffer without a medical treatment option.   

Now more than ever, women MUST add their voices to our call for gender equity in sexual health. We need you to join us in telling the FDA to make #HERstory by acting for women and opening the door to HSDD medical treatment options that they can discuss with their doctors.

And here’s an important note: you DON’T have to be a woman to share your thoughts with the FDA. Whether you are a woman dealing with HSDD, a health care provider, an advocate for women’s rights, or you simply believe that women deserve equality when it comes to sex, now is the time to join us!

Help us tell the FDA it is time to make #HERStory and approve the first-ever HSDD medical treatment option for women!

Thank you.

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  • Stephen OstroffActing FDA Commissioner