Androgen & Reproductive Disorders

Estrogen Exposure and Depression Risk Examined

Estrogen Exposure and Depression Risk Examined

A combination of early menstruation with more frequent periods may lower a woman's depression risk.

Testosterone Therapy Prescribing Practices in VA Setting

Testosterone Therapy Prescribing Practices in VA Setting

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Patients attending VA clinics may experience variability in testosterone prescribing practices for hypogonadism.

Acupuncture Efficacy in Stress Incontinence, PCOS Examined

Acupuncture Efficacy in Stress Incontinence, PCOS Examined

Two studies examined the efficacy of acupuncture therapy for stress incontinence and PCOS, finding mixed results.

Pediatric Respiratory and Atopic Outcomes With Free Sugar Consumption In Pregnancy

Pediatric Respiratory and Atopic Outcomes With Free Sugar Consumption In Pregnancy

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Data from a UK cohort were used to examine the relationship between maternal sugar intake levels and pediatric respiratory and atopic outcomes.

Increased RA Risk in Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause

Increased RA Risk in Post-Menopause, Early Post-Menopause

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Acute decline in ovarian function may contribute to the autoimmunity associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

North American Menopause Society Releases New Guidelines for Hormone Therapy

North American Menopause Society Releases New Guidelines for Hormone Therapy

The North American Menopause Society released updated guidelines for hormone therapy use in women who are postmenopausal.

Elagolix Relieves Short-Term Menstrual Pain, Dysmenorrhea in Endometriosis

Elagolix Relieves Short-Term Menstrual Pain, Dysmenorrhea in Endometriosis

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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist elagolix demonstrated clinical improvement for women with endometriosis-related pain.

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

ACOG Guidelines Urge Screening for Female Athlete Triad

The female athlete triad includes low energy availability, menstrual dysfunction, and low bone density.

Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Older Men

Increasing Bone Mineral Density in Older Men

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After 1 year of therapy, men who underwent testosterone therapy experienced improvement in bone mineral density and mood.

Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use Linked to Myocardial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis

Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use Linked to Myocardial Dysfunction and Atherosclerosis

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Long-term use of anabolic-androgenic steroids increases risks for decreased left ventricular diastolic function and increased coronary plaque volume.

Dual Experiences in Endometriosis Health Care

Dual Experiences in Endometriosis Health Care

Women with endometriosis who participated in the study expressed alternately being treated with ignorance and being ignored by their clinicians.

Oral HRT Increases Postmenopausal Hearing Loss Risk

Oral HRT Increases Postmenopausal Hearing Loss Risk

Research results indicate that more randomized clinical trials are needed to examine the relationship between hearing loss and oral hormone replacement therapy.

Testosterone May Explain Gender Disparity in Rates of Asthma

Testosterone May Explain Gender Disparity in Rates of Asthma

Testosterone has been identified as a "potent inhibitor" of lymphoid cells responsible for producing proteins that lead to lung inflammation.

Adherence to Topical Testosterone Therapy in Primary and Secondary Hypogonadism

Adherence to Topical Testosterone Therapy in Primary and Secondary Hypogonadism

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Low adherence to topical testosterone therapy has been linked to lowered total testosterone values and poor outcomes.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Stroke, Heart Attack in Hypogonadism

Testosterone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Stroke, Heart Attack in Hypogonadism

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There has been growing concern that testosterone replacement therapy is associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Metabolic Syndrome Rates Differ by Race, Ethnicity in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome Rates Differ by Race, Ethnicity in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

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The highest prevalence of metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovary syndrome in the United States occurred in black women.

Decline in Lung Function Linked to Menopausal Status

Decline in Lung Function Linked to Menopausal Status

Serum samples, spirometry, and questionnaire data were collected from nearly 1500 women to determine if menopausal status affected lung function.

Safety of Cross-Sex Hormones for Transgender Teens

Safety of Cross-Sex Hormones for Transgender Teens

Although increases in hemoglobin and hematocrit levels were recorded, findings support the safety of cross-sex hormones for transgender teens.

Long-Term Androgen Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Men

Long-Term Androgen Therapy Increases Cardiovascular Risk in Transgender Men

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Transgender men who are on long-term androgen therapy have higher levels of aortic stiffness, which may increase their risk for cardiovascular events.

Older Men With Low Total, Bioavailable Testosterone at Increased Risk for Falls

Older Men With Low Total, Bioavailable Testosterone at Increased Risk for Falls

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Incident falls were linked with total testosterone and bioavailable levels of testosterone after adjusting for age and prevalent falls.

JAMA: Testosterone Trial Results Highlight Benefits and Risk of Testosterone Treatment

JAMA: Testosterone Trial Results Highlight Benefits and Risk of Testosterone Treatment

Studies published in JAMA and JAMA Internal Medicine highlight the benefits and risks of treating men for low testosterone.

Postmenopausal Anxiety Linked to Severe Quality-of-Life Impairment

Postmenopausal Anxiety Linked to Severe Quality-of-Life Impairment

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Severe anxiety was independently associated with poor quality of life in postmenopausal patients.

Early Menopause Tied to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Early Menopause Tied to Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

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Data from the Nurses' Health Studies were analyzed to determine if there is a link between seropositive and seronegative rheumatoid arthritis and age of menopause onset.

Harmonized Testosterone Reference Ranges Established for Men

Harmonized Testosterone Reference Ranges Established for Men

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Researchers have pinpointed harmonized references ranges for total testosterone levels in men.

Menopause Predicted by Anti-Müllerian Hormone in HIV

Menopause Predicted by Anti-Müllerian Hormone in HIV

For women with HIV, anti-Müllerian hormone is associated with age of menopause onset.

Endocrinologists Need More Training in Transgender Care

Endocrinologists Need More Training in Transgender Care

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Outside of hormone therapy, endocrinologists reported having low confidence in their knowledge about caring for transgender patients.

Aging vs Menopausal Status as a Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood

Aging vs Menopausal Status as a Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood

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Women in the menopausal transition and early postmenopause are at higher risk for depressive symptoms and negative mood than those in late postmenopause.

Menopause Tied to Faster Decline in Lung Function

Menopause Tied to Faster Decline in Lung Function

Menopausal status is associated with accelerated lung function decline.

Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Risk for Mortality From Vascular Dementia

Hormone Therapy Linked to Reduced Risk for Mortality From Vascular Dementia

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In postmenopausal women taking hormone therapy, risk for death from vascular dementia appeared to be reduced.

Growth Hormone Does Not Impact Glucose Homeostasis in Turner Syndrome

Growth Hormone Does Not Impact Glucose Homeostasis in Turner Syndrome

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Treatment with growth hormone did not affect insulin sensitivity or insulin secretion in girls with Turner syndrome.

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