Since the early 1990s, scientists and medical researchers have found that finasteride use is linked to sexual dysfunction in the form of erectile dysfunction, loss of libido, ejaculation disorder, and other ailments.  This chemical is the active chemical in the hair loss drug Propecia (finasteride 1mg) and the benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) drug, Proscar (finasteride

Here is an excerpt from a 2013 article appearing in Journal of Sexual Medicine titled “Neuroactive steroid levels are modified in cerebrospinal fluid and plasma of post-finasteride patients showing persistent sexual side effects and anxious/depressive symptomatology.”:

“Observations performed in a subset of subjects treated with finasteride (an inhibitor of the enzyme 5α-reductase) for

In the September 2012 edition of Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, medical researcher MS Irwig published a study titled “Depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts among former users of finasteride with persistent sexual side effects.”, illustrating one dimension of the truly devastating effects of Propecia (finasteride 1mg, for hair loss) and Proscar (finasteride 5mg,

An article published in the April, 2014 edition of Journal of Sexual Medicine by M. Gacci et al. titled “Impact of Medical Treatments for Male Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia on Ejaculatory Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” provides additional support for finasteride’s link to sexual dysfunction.  Finasteride is

An article published in a 2005 edition of Comprehensive Therapy titled “Noninvasive management of lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual dysfunction associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia in the primary care setting.” makes an important note of the connection between finasteride and sexual side effects.  Finasteride is the active chemical in Proscar, a