Prostate Cancer Drug Causes Problems

More gay men than straight report sexual problems after using the drug

Bicalutamide is frequently used to treat prostate cancer. But according to a new study, many gay men who use the drug are reporting adverse side effects when it comes to sex. The drugs works by inhibiting hormones that stimulate the growth of cancer cells. But gay men were more likely than straight users of the drug to report being unable to achieve an erection and sexual satisfaction.

The gay men reported a 50 percent decrease in sexual performance compared to straight men using the drug.

The study’s co-author has said that androgens that impact sexual function are likely different in gay men verses heterosexual men.