Testosterone Therapy for Women has been in the news. The first Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women has been published by an international panel.
Global Consensus Position Statement
What is the conclusion of the first Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women?
The conclusion of the Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women – endorsed by 11 organizations – published online 02 September 2019, is:
The international panel concluded the only evidence-based indication for testosterone therapy for women is for the treatment of HSDD, with available data supporting a moderate therapeutic effect, in postmenopausal women. There are insufficient data to support the use of testosterone for the treatment of any other symptom or clinical condition, or for disease prevention”.
What is HSDD?
HSDD can be an abbreviation for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder/Dysfunction.
What organizations have endorsed this global consensus consensus statement?
On page one in the Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women – the 11 organizations are:
- International Menopause Society
- Endocrine Society
- European Menopause and Andropause Society
- International Society for Sexual Medicine
- International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
- North American Menopause Society
- Federacion Latino Americana de Sociedades de Climaterio y Menopausia
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- International Society of Endocrinology
- Endocrine Society of Australia
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists”.
Australasian Menopause Society
What have the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) (Australia and New Zealand) explained about this global consensus position statement?
In International Consensus on Testosterone Treatment for Women the AMS elaborate on:
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health
In International Consensus on Testosterone Treatment for Women the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:
Health Care Provider
What if I am considering testosterone therapy?
If you are considering testosterone therapy, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.
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