Testosterone for low sexual desire in surgically postmenopausal women

Record ID 32010000904
Authors' objectives:

Administration of exogenous testosterone has been investigated as a treatment for low sexual desire in women. Endogenous androgens, produced in women by the ovaries, adrenal glands, and peripheral tissue, are thought to play a role in the regulation of sexual desire. In women in whom both ovaries are removed (bilateral oophorectomy), testosterone levels drop substantially and sexual desire may be reduced. Although the precise relationship between testosterone levels and sexual desire in women is not clear, the goal of testosterone therapy is to increase sexual desire.

Project Status: Completed
URL for project: http://www.hayesinc.com
Year Published: 2009
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Postmenopause
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Physiological
  • Testosterone
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2009 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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