Bipartsan Report - Rep May Lou Marzian sponsored Bill 396 which would force men to visit a doctor twice and require them to obtain signed permission from their wives before obtaining a prescription for Viagra or other such drugs for erectile dysfunction.
The state legislator said it is simply an effort to protect men’s health and ensure that they are informed about a drug with potentially dangerous side effects, according to the Courier-Journal.
“I want to protect these men from themselves,” said Marzian, who is a nurse.
In addition, the bill also specifies that only married men may obtain the drug and requires “a man to make a sworn statement with his hand on a Bible that he will only use a prescription for a drug for erectile dysfunction when having sexual relations with his current spouse.”
“This is about family values,” Marzian said.