'Viagra for women' being tested

December 10, 2008 11:29:54 AM PST
Several doctors in the Philadelphia area are taking part in final tests on something that could help women "who've lost that lovin' feeling."

LibiGel isn't quite Viagra for women.

Instead of a little blue pill, it's a gel that is applied to the upper arm every day.

LibiGel contains a minute amount of testosterone, a hormone that might help rekindle a woman's sexual desire.

That hormone enters the bloodstream, where it goes to work.

With up to 40 million women suffering from sexual dysfunction, Dr. Marvin Kalafer of Jenkintown says there's a serious need for an FDA-approved treatment.

He told Action News, "It's something that we need, because there's a missing link there. We just don't have something to take care of women's sexual performance needs."

If Libigel wins FDA approval, likely in 2009, it will be the first FDA approved medication for low-sexual desire in women.

The clinical trials are called the BLOOM study.

For more information on the study, call 1-877-BLOOM-81.


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