Ohio Senator Creates Bill to Counter Anti-Contraception Legislation
Nina Turner wants as much attention given to male reproductive organs as the women are getting.
If Ohio Sen. Nina Turner's new bill passes, men will have to meet a certain government criteria before getting a prescription for Viagra, according to the Huffington Post.
Turner (D-Cleveland) told the Post that "she has cringed watching her colleagues pass bill after bill to regulate women's reproductive health," and she wants to "give her male colleagues a taste of their own medicine."
Under the bill, men would be required to get psychological counseling to confirm they have a medical reason for taking erectile dysfunction medicine, such as Viagra, before a prescription can be written. Doctors would be required to inform the men in writing about the potential risks of ED medication.
The man asking for the prescription also has to provide a notarized affidavit from at least one sex partner saying he's had symptoms of ED in the last 90 days, according to the Plain Dealer.
"We should show the same attention and love to men's reproductive health as we do to women's," Turner told HuffPost. "And my bill does that."
Turner represents the Ohio Senate's 25th District, which includes Beachwood, Mayfield Heights, Euclid, East Cleveland and parts of Cleveland, among other cities.