Use of androgens in postmenopausal women

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    Abstract

    Serum androgen levels decline with age in women, a decline already demonstrable prior to menopause. Oestrogen administration is associated with a decrease in bioavailable testosterone. Testosterone administration can lead to increases in a number of parameters of sexuality, probably by direct neural effects. Androgens also have anabolic effects on bone, and do not adversely affect lipids, especially when given parenterally.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)177-180
    Number of pages4
    JournalCurrent Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Volume9
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

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