Viagra blamed for more STDs among older Americans

July 7, 2010 11:56:12 PM PDT
The drug Viagra is being blamed for a dramatic increase in sexually transmitted diseases among older Americans.

According to a new report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the rate of STDs is twice as high for men taking erectile dysfunction drugs, than for their non-medicated peers.

Part of the reason why, researchers say men in their 50s are six times less likely to use protection, than men in their 20s.

Sexually transmitted diseases are still far more common among younger adults.