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NOVA; Truth About Impotence, The


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Truth About Impotence, The
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Impotence is estimated to affect a staggering 30 million American men, most of whom don't seek treatment. Contrary to popular belief, impotence is often caused by health problems which restrict blood flow to the penis, not by psychological problems. Now there is an arsenal of treatments, including the newly FDA-approved pill Viagra, with other oral medications in development. The program examines male erectile dysfunction and its medical treatments. "The Truth About Impotence" profiles several men who have experienced this problem, explores its physiological and psychological aspects, and explains different treatments for the condition.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Truth About Impotence, The,” 05/06/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A894815036A4C9181744004AF22A2AD.
MLA: “NOVA; Truth About Impotence, The.” 05/06/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A894815036A4C9181744004AF22A2AD>.
APA: NOVA; Truth About Impotence, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3A894815036A4C9181744004AF22A2AD
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