Viagra- A Drug for Life
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Viagra- A Drug for Life

St Paul : MN : USA | May 01, 2012 at 5:11 PM PDT
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Minnesota Senator Paul Gazelka (R) sponsored an anti-abortion bill that would have banned RU-486, an abortion-inducing drug. Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed this bill, stating "While patient safety should always be our top priority and can be addressed through state-level policy making, a veto is warranted on legislation driven by a specific political ideology rather than a broad-based concern for protecting all patients,'' in his veto letter. He went further to ensure his veto came, in part, due to requirements for states to regulate medical care within the state.

Currently in Minnesota’s rural areas, “telemedicine” is offered to women in rural areas. The patient is able to take the drug with a nurse in the room and a doctor on a video conference from St. Paul. Eliminating this drug would have denied access to medical care according to Planned Parenthood in Rochester. Passage of this measure would have limited women living in rural areas having access to medical treatment.

When asked if he would sponsor a bill to collect information to track the users of Viagra in the same way women who get abortions, Gazelka was quote saying Viagra is a “wonderful medical advancement” that creates life. No plans are in the works to create any sort of tracking mechanism for men receiving Viagra. There is, however, a tracking system for women that receive abortions.

Viagra is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. It carries several warning, including “Do not take VIAGRA if you take nitrates, often prescribed for chest pain, as this may cause a sudden, unsafe drop in blood pressure. Discuss your general health status with your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough to engage in sexual activity. If you experience chest pain, nausea, or any other discomforts during sex, seek immediate medical help. In the rare event of an erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury.”

Erectile dysfunction (ED), or impotence, is the inability to experience or sustain an erection during normal sexual activity. There are a variety of options available for treatment of ED. There are national male enhancement options, psychotherapy, vacuum devices as well as surgery. An estimated 18 million men have erectile dysfunction in the United States. 20% of men are estimated to have ED by the time they turn 40. This number increases by 1% each year.

RU-486 also known as Mifepristone, can be used to terminate a pregnancy or as a method of emergency contraception. Complications can include infections, excessive bleeding and headaches. It is also used for treatment of medical disorders including endometriosis, fibroids, depression and glaucoma as well as various types of cancer.

http://www.twincities.com/ci_20515068/dayton-vetoes-bill-requiring-doctors-be-present-abortion

http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/05/01/minnesota-governor-vetoes-ru-486-restrictions-calling-it-ideology-driven

http://www.viagra.com/

http://health.yahoo.net/goldcontent/mifepristone

Amee Ellsworth is based in Bennett, Colorado, United States of America, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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