Formulations and Use of Androgens in Women

Chu, Micheline C.; Lobo, Rogerio A.
April 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Apr2004 Supplement, Vol. 79 Issue 4, pS3
Academic Journal
The physiology of normal androgen production in women has been poorly understood. Defining an androgen insufficiency state in women, in the absence of adrenal suppression and/or bilateral oophorectomy, has been difficult. Nevertheless, beneficial effects of androgen on many organ systems, including bone and the brain, are well documented. This review discusses the definition of androgen insufficiency, anticipated effects of androgen treatment on several factors of health, and treatment options for women with androgen insufficiency.


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