Testosterone Patch Could Improve Sexual Pleasure in Hystorectomy Patients

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a recently developed testosterone patch could improve sexual functioning and pleasure in women who have undergone hysterectomies or oophorectomies. Dr. Jan Shifren and her team reported “significantly greater” levels of sexual activity and pleasure in women who used the testosterone patch, which administers natural daily levels of the hormone. No negative side effects were reported, although other scientists have called for further study, saying that Shifren’s study did not factor in additional variables, such as the use of antidepressants, which can contribute to sexual dysfunction in women.


Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report _ September 8, 2000

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