How the Controversial ‘Female Viagra’ Made a Comeback

The Controversy Over Female Viagra

There are many opinions about female viagra. Some believe it’s not safe to take, while others say its safer than taking birth control pills.

There are even those who claim that there is no need for women to have any kind of hormonal contraceptives at all.

But what does the truth really mean?

Let’s examine some facts about female viagra:

What Is Female Viagra?

Female viagra is a drug that blocks the effects of testosterone in the body. It works by blocking the production of estrogen which causes menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings. Women using female viagra experience fewer side effects than those taking other forms of birth control pills or condoms.

How Does Female Viagra Work?

When you take female viagra, your ovaries produce less estrogen and thus stop producing eggs (ovulation). Your body then stops making progesterone which causes your menstrual cycle to slow down. You may experience irregular periods for several months but after a few years of regular use, you will no longer get pregnant.

Is Female Viagra Safe?

In clinical trials, female viagra was found to be safe when used correctly. Studies show that women who take female viagra do not experience any significant increases in blood pressure or heart rate during their treatment period.

Who Should Not Take Female Viagra?

If you have liver disease, kidney disease, or a history of heart disease or stroke, you should not use female viagra. Female viagra may also not be suitable for women who smoke or who are over the age of 35 and weigh more than 80 kilograms. You should also not use female viagra if you take rifampicin, a medication used to treat tuberculosis.

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