This is one of those segments that you will take seriously, whether male or female. Very seriously. State Senator Nina Turner is very, very concerned about men being cavalier about their use erectile dysfunction medication, and has introduced legislation to protect men, "the greatest gender."
I can't possibly paraphrase Senator Turner, so I'll just give you the transcript:
TURNER: Well, it's Senate Bill 307. Simply all I'm trying to do is protect vulnerable men and make sure that they understand the consequences for their actions. If in fact they need to be treated for erectile dysfunction, that it's most important that they receive an affidavit that must be signed by their current or former partner to make sure that it is physical and not psychological and that the doctor takes the steps and the time to really explain to them their other options, including natural remedies or celibacy.
Because you know, it's only fair that men be as protected as they seek to do with women. Right?
Via Plunderbund, more details:
Senate Bill 307 protects men by requiring the following prior to receiving a prescription to treatment for erectile dysfunction:
- a signed affadavit from at least one sex partner confirming the man has indeed experienced the symptoms of impotence in the past 90 days
- a psychological screening to ensure the condition is, in fact, medical in nature
- ongoing cardiac stress tests and outpatient counseling about potential side effects
- information from the prescribing physician about risks, complications as well as non-medical options including counseling and celibacy
- copy of medical rationale for treatment filed in patient’s medical record
Also, this most awesome appeal for co-sponsors: