A testosterone patch for women called Intrinsa has been approved in Europe but was rejected by the FDA due to concerns about long-term safety. But the drug has sparked a backlash from some medical and psychiatric professionals who question whether low sex drive in women should even be considered a condition best treated with drugs. They point to the results of a large survey in which about 40% of women reported some sort of sexual problem -- most commonly low sexual desire -- but only 12% said they felt distressed about it. With all the factors that go into the stew that piques sexual desire in women, some doctors say a drug should be the last ingredient to consider, rather than the first.
The purpose of the Cronk, First Triennium Board, General, Mehring, Paepke, Piero/Wade/Wade, Edwin/Edna Robeck Opportunity Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen is to provide assistance to women studying for a career other than ordained ministry. These funds are from the interest earned on endowment funds given by the LCA (Lutheran Church in America) women to the organization; some date back to UELC (United Evangelical Lutheran Church) women. The average award is $1,000. Recipient is eligible to reapply and receive assistance for a maximum of two years.