Challenging the Medicalization of Sex


The New View Campaign was formed in 2000 as a grassroots network to challenge the distorted and oversimplified messages about sexuality that the pharmaceutical industry relies on to sell its new drugs.

The pharmaceutical industry wants people to think that sexual problems are simple medical matters, and it offers drugs as expensive magic fixes. But sexual problems are complicated, sexuality is diverse, and no drug is without side effects.

The goal of the New View Campaign is to expose biased research and promotional methods that serve corporate profit rather than people's pleasure and satisfaction. The Campaign challenges all views that reduce sexual experience to genital biology and thereby ignore the many dimensions of real life.

We ended the Campaign with a gala 5th conference in October, 2016.

This website is now an archive of our work, a catalog and snapshot of one project in early 21st century feminist scholar-activism. Our physical archive will be in the Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana.