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EQUAL RIGHTS Ohio Bill Targets Viagra Users Tony Dejak / AP Photo

Ohio Bill Targets Viagra Users

A female Ohio legislator introduced a bill Monday that would require men to have medical tests and visit a sex therapist before getting a prescription for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs. Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner said that if lawmakers want to put limits on women’s reproductive health, men’s reproductive health should also be examined. Turner is especially critical of a bill recently introduced in the Ohio statehouse that is popularly referred to as the “Heartbeat bill,” which prohibits abortion until a Heartbeat is detected. Supporters of the heartbeat bill insist the two cannot be compared, since it is an anti-abortion bill and they claim it is not about women’s reproductive health. Turner’s bill is part of a national trend to bring legislation forward about men’s reproductive health.

March 13, 2012 9:39 AM