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Woman With Rare Disorder Dies

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Tampa Bay Times

Gretchen Molannen, who was profiled in the Tampa Bay Times last weekend as suffering from a persistent genital disorder, killed herself, the sheriff's department said.

The 39-year-old Spring Hill woman had discovered her incessant arousal is an actual medical syndrome, but the judge who heard her application for disability payments said it's not an approved disability, the Times reported.

Carol Gentry, founder and special correspondent of Health News Florida, has four decades of experience covering health finance and policy, with an emphasis on consumer education and protection.