Androgen therapy for low female libido

Mohamad S. Mahmoud, Michael P. Diamond, Richard Balon

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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • General Psychology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Urology


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