New guidance backs testosterone scripts for some women

Global advice says postmenopausal women with dysfunctional libido can benefit from the drugs

Doctors should consider testosterone therapy for post-menopausal women with a dysfunctional libido, according to new landmark guidance.

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The global position statement released by the US-based Endocrine Society and 10 other medical societies is the first to provide clear guidance on the use of testosterone therapy for women.

It states the evidence shows a trial of testosterone is appropriate for women with diagnosed hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction, which affects about one-third of post-menopausal women.