>By Judd Legum | Sourced from ThinkProgress |Posted at March 12, 2012, 6:36 am |[OK, it's a medical condition that the majority of men will experience sometime in life and if a person (male) can't satisfy his spouse, girlfriend or whatever by remaining erect, she will seek employment elsewhere and you can take that to the bank! Now, for the restriction that she’s has introduced legislation regulating access to erectile dysfunction drugs; she has gone too far! However, I do see her point about conservatives wanting to restrict abortion and contraception for women! What's good for the goose is good for the gander! Gbismarc!]
A Ohio State Senator is turning the tables on men seeking to regulate women’s access to reproductive health. Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) has introduced legislation regulating a man access to erectile dysfunction drugs. The Dayton Daily News has the details
Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency, if state Sen. Nina Turner has her way.
The Cleveland Democrat introduced Senate Bill 307 this week.
A critic of efforts to restrict abortion and contraception for women, Turner says she is concerned about men reproductive health… Turner said if state policymakers want to legislate women’s health choices through measures such as House Bill 125, known as the ‘Heartbeat bill,’ they should also be able to legislate a man reproductive health.
Turner’s bill tracks FDA guidelines which recommends doctors determine whether the root cause of a man sexual dysfunction is physical or psychological. She describes her bill as an effort to “legislate it the same way mostly men say they want to legislate a woman’s womb.”
There have been similar efforts in other states. An Illinois bill would require men to watch a “horrific video” on the side effects of Viagra. In Virginia, Sen. Janet Howell (D) submitted a bill requiring men to undergo a digital rectal exam before receiving a prescription for erectile dysfunction drugs.
Conservative commentators such as Sean Hannity have dismissed the comparison, claiming that Viagra — unlike birth control — treats a “medical problem.” Most women, however, use birth control for medical purposes other than family planning.