The University of Virginia is set to become the latest institution to test a drug designed to boost the sex drive of women, the AP reports. LibiGel is a testosterone-laden ointment the patient rubs into her skin to increase energy and libido. Decreased sex drive is believed to affect one-third of American women.
"A lot of women have this problem, but unfortunately they've been largely ignored by pharmaceutical companies," the chief of drug-maker BioSante said. "It's not fair that women have no drugs, while men have many." A UVa doctor says that the drug works better than previous testosterone treatments and that she expects it to work for most recipients.