A recently published dissertation from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that testosterone has both a physiological and a psychological impact on women’s sexuality.
In her dissertation, gynecologist Angelique Flöter Rådestad has studied the effects of combined testosterone and estrogen on sexuality, well-being, and the consistency of bones and the body in women who have had their uterus and ovaries removed.
Several previous studies have shown that hormones like estrogen and progesterone have beneficial effects on the quality of life after menopause. But very little is known about the role of testosterone and what effect testosterone deficiency has on women. When both ovaries have been removed, the production of testosterone is reduced by half, which can affect the sexual function and well-being.
Sabina Bossi | alfa
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