A US study of women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or lack of sexual interest, showed improved sexual desire following testosterone treatment.
Two randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in surgically post-menopausal (uterus and ovaries removed) women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder showed a low-dose transdermal testosterone patch treatment resulted in significant improvements in the frequency of satisfying sexual activity and sexual desire said the study.
Study leader Dr. mSheryl Kingsberg, of Case Western University School of Medicine, Cleveland, conducted the two trials that involved 132 participants.
The participants were interviewed once again after the six-month treatment period.
The finding showed a significant increase in frequency of satisfying sexual activity and sexual desire based on women experiencing the treatment as beneficial.