Yeah, Do We Need to Protect Men, Too?

‘Cuz ya know, there is that 4-hour warning signal.

Senator Nina Hall (D-Cleveland) put out a call for co-sponsors to a proposed bill (SB-37) with this initiating paragraph:

I will be introducing a bill to address an issue that has gone unaddressed for far too long. The diligence with which men in state legislatures across the nation have considered the fragile health and feeble minds of women has prompted me to reflect on the welfare of the more powerful breed: men.

Via Karoli at Crooks & Liars who has the low-down.

Thus, Senate Bill 307 protects men by requiring the following prior to receiving a prescription to treatment for erectile dysfunction:

  • a signed affadavit from at least one sex partner confirming the man has indeed experienced the symptoms of impotence in the past 90 days
  • a psychological screening to ensure the condition is, in fact, medical in nature
  • ongoing cardiac stress tests and outpatient counseling about potential side effects
  • information from the prescribing physician about risks, complications as well as non-medical options including counseling and celibacy
  • copy of medical rationale for treatment filed in patient’s medical record

She’s serious.

 

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