This activity is intended for healthcare providers delivering care to women and their families.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
1. Discuss the role of testosterone treatment for sexual disorders in premenopausal and postmenopausal women
2. Describe the impact of testosterone therapy on mood disorders and general wellbeing in postmenopausal women
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.25 hours
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Faculty: Susan J. Gross, MD, receives consulting fees from Cradle Genomics, and has financial interest in The ObG Project, Inc.
Planners and Managers: The PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, MBA, MSN, RN, and Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP have nothing to disclose.
Fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity are as posted on The ObG Project website. During the period from 12/01/2022 through 12/01/2024, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.
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A global consensus position statement (2019) on the use of testosterone in women was published and endorsed by NAMS, RCOG, RANZCOG, The International Menopause Society, The Endocrine Society, The European Menopause and Andropause Society, The International Society for Sexual Medicine, The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, The Federacion Latinoamericana de Sociedades de Climaterio y Menopausia, The International Society of Endocrinology and The Endocrine Society of Australia. The statement addresses the available evidence and states
No cut-off blood level can be used for any measured circulating androgen to differentiate women with and without sexual dysfunction
There are insufficient data to make any recommendations regarding the use of testosterone in premenopausal women for treatment of sexual function or any other outcome
The only evidence-based indication for testosterone therapy for women is for the treatment of HSDD, with available data supporting a moderate therapeutic effect, in postmenopausal women
There are insufficient data to support the use of testosterone for the treatment of any other symptom or clinical condition, or for disease prevention
Note: Above recommendations and evidence for use of testosterone in HSDD in postmenopausal women are specific for approximate physiologic doses and not supraphysiological that may occur with injectables, pellets or compounded preparations
Benefit of testosterone use has not been found for the following
Meta-analyses of the available data show no severe adverse events during physiological testosterone use, with the caveat that women at high cardiometabolic risk were excluded from study populations. The safety of long-term testosterone therapy has not been established.
Global Consensus Position Statement on the Use of Testosterone Therapy for Women
Toward a More Evidence-Based Nosology and Nomenclature for Female Sexual Dysfunctions—Part III (Definitions can be found in Table 1)
Testosterone Therapy in Women: A Clinical Challenge
NAMS Practice Pearl: Testosterone Use for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder
in Postmenopausal Women
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