Androgens, health and sexuality in women and men
Source: Human Fertility, Volume 13, Number 4, December 2010 , pp. 277-297(21)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:The importance of good sexual function for individuals, patients and their general health and well-being is well recognised. Testosterone is contributory to a healthy sexual life for both women and men. The British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) has initiated and led the development of guidelines for the assessment and use of testosterone deficiency in both women and men for use within the UK and beyond. Clinical awareness of the possibility of testosterone deficiency and the impact this may have on an individual's sexual and somatic function and the need to make sufficient enquiry about the sex life of patients attending a broad clinical spectrum is emphasised. The management of testosterone deficiency is outlined in detail for both women and men.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: 2Reader in Reproductive Medicine, University of Oxford Honorary Consultant in Medical Gynaecology Visiting Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Glasgow and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Editor in Chief Maturitas level 4 Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford 2: 3Consultant in Sexual Medicine at Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham 3: 4Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science, Centre for Reproductive Biology, University of Edinburgh 4: 5Lead consultant, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust 5: 6Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, Royal Derby Hospital, 6: 7Jane Wadsworth Sexual Function Clinic, London 7: 8Consultant in Sexual Medicine, South Devon Health Care Trust 8: 9Consultant Urological Surgeon, Leicester General 9: 10Consultant in Chemical Pathology & General Medicine at Ulster Hospital, Belfast. Visiting Professor at the School of Sports Science, University of Ulster 10: 11Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Department of Endocrinology, Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, University of Manchester, UK
Publication date: 2010-12-01