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The other day, Jenn told me that a friend of hers said I might be interested in this story:

Apparently, this woman, a grad student, was prescribed Zoloft and not told at the time that it was known to cause decreased sexual desire in women.

In fact, when men are prescribed Zoloft and Prozac now, they’re automatically given a prescription for Viagra as well.

But women, apparently, have to ask.

I told Jenn that if I’d ever been on one of these drugs, it would have taken me less than a month to figure this out, and I’d be pounding down my doctor’s door.

But I digress.

So I was interested when I found this little Op-Ed piece confirming the fact that Zoloft and Prozac diminish sexual desire. In this case, the woman in question, once again, had to be proactive and bring up the subject with her doctor, who apparently hadn’t thought to mention this little fact to her, either.

Cause women, you know, don’t really ever think about sex.

The “happy ending” to this little piece is that apparently the doctor found a great drug for her to take in combination with her Zoloft to increase desire.

Great. Good on you.

But it might have been nice, you know, before hand, if women were told all of the side-effects, no?

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