A medical research   showed testosterone, when used with no other hormone replacement therapy, is an effective treatment for low libido in postmenopausal women. More than 800 women from 65 centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden participated in the study, the first to show that testosterone administered by a skin patch can boost sex drive in postmenopausal women.sexual health in post-menopausal women

The previous research have shown testosterone treatment for low libido is beneficial for women undergoing estrogen therapy. However, this study shows testosterone by itself could be a good alternative for women who do not want to take estrogen.

Glenn Braunstein, M.D., chairman of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, is a primary investigator of the study of testosterone and woman’s sexual health and a co-author of an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. He is an expert in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, with a major research focus on androgen physiology in women and androgen treatment of women.

Testosterone and female sexual well being.

The efficacy and safety of testosterone treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder in postmenopausal women not receiving estrogen therapy are unknown.

In postmenopausal women not receiving estrogen therapy, treatment with a patch delivering 300 µg of testosterone per day resulted in a modest but meaningful improvement in sexual function. The long-term effects of testosterone, including effects on the breast, remain uncertain. (ClinicalTrials.gov number,