Men may need note from wife to get Viagra in Kentucky

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**FILE PHOTO (NYT16) NEW YORK-- May 27, 2005 -- VIAGRA -- Viagra pills are pictured in this 2000 file photo. The Food and Drug Administration said Friday, May 27, 2005, that it had received reports of partial vision loss among 38 men taking Viagra, the impotence drug, and among four men taking Cialis, a newer competitor. (Ruby Washington/The New York Times)

A Democratic lawmaker in Kentucky has introduced a bill requiring men to get a permission slip from their spouse before they can get a Viagra, Cialis or Levitra prescription for erectile dysfunction.

State Rep. Mary Lou Marzian of the Louisville area introduced the bill just days after Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill that requires women in Kentucky to get counseling before having an abortion.

Her bill also requires two doctor visits and a sworn statement on a Bible that the prescription would only be used for sex with their spouses.

“As a woman and a pro-choice woman and as an elected official, I am sick and tired of men — mostly white men — legislating personal, private medical decisions,” Marzian, a retired nurse and 22-year statehouse veteran, told CNN. “It’s none of their business.”

Of course her bill doesn’t stand much chance of getting through the legislature and signed by Gov. Bevin.

 


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