Journal article

Testosterone and libido in surgically and naturally menopausal women.

Jeanne L Alexander, Lorraine Dennerstein, Henry Burger, Alessandra Graziottin

Women's Health | Published : 2006

Abstract

The assessment and then treatment of a change in libido, or a change in the desire to partake in sexual activity, during the menopausal transition and beyond has been a challenging and elusive area of clinical research. This is partly due to the multidimensional nature of female sexuality, the difficulties of measuring testosterone in women in a reliable and accurate manner, and the complexity of the neurobiology and neurobehavior of female sexual desire. In addition, there is a lack of evidence for diagnostic specificity of low free testosterone levels for the symptom of low libido in women for whom there are no confounding interpersonal or psychological factors; although, in the symptomati..

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