Push to ban party sex drug divides doctors

The TGA wants alkyl nitrites to be classified as schedule 9

A push to criminalise ‘poppers’, a chemical often sold as a leather cleaner and usually obtained from sex shops, has divided doctors and angered members of the LGBTIQ community.

George Forgan Smith
Melbourne GP and sexual health specialist Dr George Forgan-Smith, pictured, says even if amyl nitrate is not banned, the drug still poses a risk. Photo by Sharon Walker

The TGA wants to classify alkyl nitrites — including the