Androgen therapy for low female libido

Mohamad S. Mahmoud, Michael Peter Diamond, Richard Balon

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Abstract

Libido-or sexual desire-can be affected by several factors. Sexual motivation, emotional intimacy and sexual skills of the couple, psychological and biological factors and sex hormones-including estrogens and androgens-all play roles. Decreased levels of androgens in late reproductive years contribute to the decline in sexual interest/desire in older women. Several investigators agree that androgens influence libido and behavior but not activity or response-such as lubrication and orgasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalSexuality, Reproduction and Menopause
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Libido
Androgens
Orgasm
Lubrication
Biological Factors
Gonadal Steroid Hormones
Motivation
Estrogens
Therapeutics
Research Personnel
Psychology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Psychology(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology

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Androgen therapy for low female libido. / Mahmoud, Mohamad S.; Diamond, Michael Peter; Balon, Richard.

In: Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.10.2006, p. 52-59.

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Mahmoud, Mohamad S. ; Diamond, Michael Peter ; Balon, Richard. / Androgen therapy for low female libido. In: Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause. 2006 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 52-59.
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