The excuse, re: Viagra is that Erectile Dysfunction is
considered a disease or a symptom of the treatment for one of several diseases or ailments like the use of SSRI Anti-Depressants, most Blood pressure medication, Diabetes, Age and various other things. Now, in the past, the medical establishment has been overwhelmingly Male. Now that Women Doctors are becoming more numerous, perhaps a hint of reason will enter the realm of prescription, not that it will make much difference with Insurers which are overwhelmingly Male owned, managed, and run.
And if the changes wrought by Age is considered a valid reason for a prescription, why is Youth and Fertility not considered a valid reason for Prescription. There are numerous complications to Pregnancy, besides it perhaps not occurring at a financially manageable time. Equally there are numerous internal conditions for women for which the BCP is the treatment of choice, leaving aside Birth Control altogether. Shame Dr. Bill isn't around to consult on this.
The other element to this is that sexual pleasure is a gift from God, and should be revered as such. The fact that some people misuse it shouldn't eliminate the ability of the vast majority to enjoy it, to space their pregnancies in a financially reasonable and mangeable fashion. Even priests in the Catholic church have been known to advance this argument.
It's not covered by my wife's insurance plan (I take both SSRI's and BP meds) and as a pensioner it's too expensive for me at present. I am hoping that eventually I will be able to afford it.
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