General Statement of the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
- Published: Friday, 08 May 2015
The International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health (ISSWSH), the preeminent scientific organization focused on research, education, and clinical practice of women's sexuality, applauds the FDA's recent announcement of it's upcoming Joint Meeting of the Bone, Reproductive and Urologic Drugs Advisory Committee and the Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee on June 4, 2015.
The meeting culminates the prolonged development of flibanserin, a drug that could be the first approved medical treatment for distressing low sexual desire. Flibanserin offers a favorable safety and efficacy profile for the treatment of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in women. While we fully endorse the FDA's evidence-based review of the risks and benefits of this treatment, ISSWSH wishes to emphasize the significant unmet need for safe and effective medical therapies to address all women's sexual problems.