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Why This New FDA-approved Drug Vyleesi Is Not ‘Female Viagra’

(Photo: Getty Images) Getty What’s up with headlines calling Vyleesi a “female Viagra”? Yes, both medications begin with the letter “V” and are designed to address sex-related health issues. But there are real hard differences between these two medications.   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Vyleesi, generically known as bremelanotide, to “treat acquired, generalized hypoactive… Read More »

Federal Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

More than two decades ago, Congress adopted a sweeping law that outlawed female genital mutilation, an ancient practice that 200 million women and girls around the world have undergone. But a federal court considering the first legal challenge to the statute found the law unconstitutional on Tuesday, greatly diminishing the chances of it being used… Read More »