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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:09 PM

Woman featured in Times story about sexual disorder commits suicide

A woman who was featured in a Tampa Bay Times story that dealt with a rare sexual disorder was found dead of suicide late Saturday at her home in Spring Hill, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff's officials did not provide details about how or when Gretchen Molannen died, but she was last seen alive Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Records show deputies responded to a suicide call about midnight Saturday night. The Times received emails from two of her friends confirming her death and lamenting that she wasn't able to get the help she needed.

Molannen, 39, suffered from persistent genital arousal disorder, a debilitating condition marked by continuous sexual arousal. Women who have the disorder are physically but not psychologically aroused. Many must masturbate for hours for just a few minutes of relief. Some doctors believe the condition is caused by a nerve malfunction.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/medicine/article1264559.ece

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:29 PM

1. That poor woman was refused aid by some asshole judge.

Twice.

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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:20 PM

2. She couldn't afford the tests or treatments that have worked for some sufferers.

USA health care

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:42 PM

3. She wrote to some medical facilities asking them if she could get a free MRI to help diagnose

her condition. No one helped her.

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