Menopause FAQs: Testosterone Therapy explains why testosterone therapy may be used to treat some menopause symptoms in some women.
What is the role of testosterone in women?
Testosterone, Aging, Women
Is there an association between testosterone and aging in women?
Is there an association between testosterone and menopause symptoms?
Is there an association between testosterone and menopause libido?
Is there an association between testosterone therapy and menopause libido?
In Libido: Managing & Treating Low Libido – Testosterone Therapy the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health explain:
“Some studies have shown women who experience a loss of sexual interest at menopause may benefit from testosterone therapy when it is used in high doses. Due to potential complications of testosterone therapy, using high doses may not be the right thing to do however.
While some women seeking help from health professionals because they are concerned about their decreased sexual function do have low testosterone levels, researchers have concluded that the relationship between testosterone and libido is likely to be complex and you need to take into account age, mood, general wellbeing, sexual function and the risks of testosterone therapy also”.
Revised Global Consensus Statement
What is one of the points of consensus about testosterone therapy?
One of the points of consensus in the Revised Global Consensus Statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy – endorsed by seven menopause-related organizations – published online 20 June 2016, is:
- “The use of continuous testosterone therapy, either alone or with MHT, is supported in carefully selected postmenopausal women with sexual interest/arousal disorder (in countries with regulatory approval)”.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
What did a recent systematic review and meta-analysis suggest about testosterone treatment for women?
In The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology: Testosterone May Significantly Improve Sexual Function and Sexual Wellbeing In Postmenopausal Women published 25 July 2019, it was noted:
What if I am considering testosterone therapy?
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