Senator Turner Introduces Legislation to Protect Men’s Health (by requiring psych evals before getting Viagra)

“The men in our lives, including members of the General Assembly, generously devote time to fundamental female reproductive issues–the least we can do is return the favor,” Senator Turner said. “It is crucial that we take the appropriate steps to shelter vulnerable men from the potential side effects of these drugs.”

The legislation follows the FDA’s recommendation that the evaluation of erectile dysfunction should include a determination of potential underlying causes and the identification of appropriate treatment following a complete medical assessment. Similar bills to more closely regulate reproductive health issues have been introduced in the state legislatures of Virginia, Oklahoma, Idaho, and most recently Pennsylvania.

“When a man makes a crucial decision about his health and his body, he should be fully aware of the alternative options and the lifetime repercussions of that decision,” Senator Turner said today. Men will be more easily guided through the process of obtaining treatment for impotence so they can better understand and more effectively address their condition.

PDE-5 inhibitors can carry serious side effects such as priapism, hearing loss, and vision loss, and can be detrimental to men with heart problems, including heart pain, abnormal heart rhythms, high or low blood pressure, or a history of stroke.

“By implementing more intensive screenings before prescribing the medication and requiring outpatient educational services, we can do more to prevent the potential side effects linked to PDE-5 inhibitors,” Senator Turner explained.

via Senator Turner Introduces Legislation to Protect Men’s Health – ProgressOhio.

Nailed it.  Most of these folks have deep-seated psychological issues that should be addressed before given such powerful medications paid for by the public.  After all, if you can’t get it up because you hate women, how is going to take a pill help, Rush?

Men should, at the very least, have something cold and metal inserted into some orifice before they get these pills.  It’s only fair, right ring-wingers?

Small government for the goose, small government for the gander.

Update: I missed this bit…

 “We must advocate for the traditional family, protect the sanctity of procreation, and ensure that all men using PDE-5 inhibitors are healthy, stable, and educated about their options--including celibacy as a viable life choice. This legislation will do just that.”

I think this is the part that needs to be emphasized.  Obviously impotence is God’s way of telling old men they shouldn’t be having sex.   Aren’t these pills a direct contravention of that god’s will?   Why can’t these folks just accept god’s will like they want to force women to?