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Image caption Flibanserin is produced in Egypt by a local pharmaceutical company. As Egypt becomes the first Arab country to authorise the production and sale of a drug meant to boost the female libido, the BBC's Sally Nabil explores whether there's a market for it in such a socially conservative country. "I felt drowsy and dizzy, and my heart was racing.". This is how Leila felt after taking her first pill of the so-called "female Viagra" - chemically known as flibanserin. The drug was first authorised for use in the US almost three years ago, and is now being produced in Egypt by a local pharmaceutical company. Leila - not her real name - is a conservative housewife in her mid-30s. She pr... Full story

18 January

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