Androgen and Reproductive Disorders Archive

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms Due to Menopause

Bijuva Approved for Moderate to Severe Vasomotor Symptoms Due to Menopause

Approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was supported by the Phase 3 Replenish trial which evaluated the safety and efficacy of Bijuva in generally healthy, postmenopausal women with a uterus for the treatment of moderate to severe hot flashes.

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Early Natural Menopause Linked to Life Expectancy, Years With T2D

Compared with women who experience normal or late menopause, women who experience early natural menopause have a shorter life expectancy and spend fewer years without type 2 diabetes.

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Atherosclerosis Progression Differs According to Timing of Estradiol Therapy After Menopause

Higher levels of estradiol were inversely associated with carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in the early postmenopausal cohort but positively associated with it in the late postmenopausal group.

Fertility Rates Decreasing in US for All Urbanization Levels

Fertility Rates Decreasing in US for All Urbanization Levels

During 2007 to 2017, fertility rates decreased in the United States for each urbanization level.

Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With COPD

Effects of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in Men With COPD

Middle-aged testosterone replacement therapy users with COPD had a greater reduction in hospitalizations compared with nonusers.

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System Approved for 5-Year Use

Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System Approved for 5-Year Use

The expanded approval was supposed by safety and efficacy data from the Phase 3 ACCESS IUS trial (N = 1751) in women receiving Liletta. In the trial, Liletta demonstrated >99% efficacy in preventing pregnancy for up to 5 years in a broad patient population.

Safety and Efficacy of Dimethandrolone Undecanoate as Male Contraceptive Pill

Safety and Efficacy of Dimethandrolone Undecanoate as Male Contraceptive Pill

Daily oral administration of dimethandrolone undecanoate for 28 days in healthy men is well tolerated and has properties consistent with an effective male contraceptive.

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Weight Loss May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with weight loss have a reduced risk for breast cancer.

New Testosterone Replacement Therapy Approved for At-Home Self-Administration

New Testosterone Replacement Therapy Approved for At-Home Self-Administration

Xyosted carries a Boxed Warning regarding blood pressure increases that may potentially increase the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Physical Activity as a Lifestyle Factor Influencing Early Menopause

Researchers concluded that physical activity was not associated with risk for early menopause.

Oral Contraceptives Associated With Ventricular Repolarization Alterations

Oral Contraceptives Associated With Ventricular Repolarization Alterations

Healthy nonmenopausal women taking oral contraceptives exhibited biomarkers for drug-induced torsade de pointes.

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

The 5 topics addressed by the 11-member expert panel include epidemiology, clinical presentation, therapeutic effects of antidepressants, effects of hormone therapy, and the effectiveness of other therapies (eg, psychotherapy, exercise, natural health products).

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Dexamethasone Improves Outcomes for Patients Undergoing In Vitro Fertilization

Investigators assessed whether adrenal suppression with low-dose dexamethasone improved IVF outcomes.

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Lower Success Rates of Fertility Treatment in PCOS

Vitamin D Deficiency Associated With Lower Success Rates of Fertility Treatment in PCOS

Investigators sought to determine the effect of vitamin D deficiency on the success of ovarian stimulation in women with PCOS or unexplained infertility.

Testosterone Levels Increased in Third Trimester Pregnancy in PCOS

Testosterone Levels Increased in Third Trimester Pregnancy in PCOS

Investigators examine total testosterone, free testosterone, and sex hormone binding globulin levels in pregnant women in the third trimester with PCOS.

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

Does Adolescent Vaccination Increase Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Risk?

For this study, researchers investigated the incidence of primary ovarian insufficiency incidence and estimated risk for POI after vaccination with human papillomavirus, Tdap, influenza and meningococcal conjugate using Kaiser Permanente Northwest electronic health records from 2006 to 2014.

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

Low Testosterone Linked With Social Anxiety in Boys With Klinefelter Syndrome

This finding suggests that clinicians should monitor anxiety among individuals with testosterone deficiency and XXY.

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Characteristics of Menstrual Cycle Associated With Early Natural Menopause

Investigators examined the relationship between menstrual cycle characteristics in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk for early natural menopause.

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

Cytovene-IV Labeling Updated to Include Additional Fertility Impairment Data

Cytovene-IV is a deoxynucleoside analogue cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA polymerase inhibitor.

AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health

AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health

The American Medical Association strongly objects to the Trump administration's plan to withhold federal family planning funding from Planned Parenthood and other entities.

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

Ectopic Lipid Deposition and Insulin Resistance Higher in Postmenopausal Women

The insulin sensitivity in post- and premenopausal women along with lipid deposition in the liver and skeletal muscle was examined.

Can Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation Be Reduced By Increasing Physical Activity in Postmenopausal Women?

Can Weight Gain After Smoking Cessation Be Reduced By Increasing Physical Activity in Postmenopausal Women?

Investigators examined whether increase in physical activity may reduce weight gain after smoking cessation in postmenopausal women.

Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant

Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant

Amid lawsuits and plummeting sales for its Essure birth control device, Bayer announced Friday that it would cease U.S. sales of the product by the end of 2018.

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

No Additional Benefits With Vaginal Estradiol Tablets, Moisturizers for Postmenopausal Vulvovaginal Symptoms

Prescribed vaginal estradiol tablets and over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers may not be more effective than placebos for postmenopausal vulvovaginal symptoms.

Testosterone Prescribing Trends in the United States Between 2002 and 2016

Testosterone Prescribing Trends in the United States Between 2002 and 2016

In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety bulletin for the use of testosterone.

Fatigue Management Contributes to Effective Endometriosis Care

Fatigue Management Contributes to Effective Endometriosis Care

Investigators aimed to determine the prevalence of fatigue in women diagnosed with endometriosis.

Midluteal Progesterone May Be a Marker for Fertility Treatment Outcomes

Midluteal Progesterone May Be a Marker for Fertility Treatment Outcomes

Investigators aimed to determine the level of midluteal progesterone associated with low probability of live birth following intrauterine insemination.

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Effect of Shock Wave Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction Wanes

Only half of patients with initial treatment success maintain benefits at two years.

Many Women Report Vasomotor Symptoms in Their 60s

Many Women Report Vasomotor Symptoms in Their 60s

Symptoms more likely in those reporting fair health, history of non-spontaneous menopause

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Slows Cognitive Decline in Postmenopausal Women

Menopausal hormone therapy may slow cognitive decline in postmenopausal women with mild cognitive impairment.

Reduced Mortality for Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Likely Due to "Healthy Patient Effect"

Reduced Mortality for Women Undergoing Assisted Reproduction Likely Due to "Healthy Patient Effect"

Researchers sought to determine whether the reduced mortality seen in women receiving reproductive assistance occurred as a result of improved general health in this population.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

The Value of Low-Quality Infertility Care in Regions With Infrastructure Deficits

The Value of Low-Quality Infertility Care in Regions With Infrastructure Deficits

The case study focused on the story of a clinician who arrived in Lebanon to discuss how to best offer infertility treatment to Syrian refugees in the region.

Combo Therapy Appears Effective for Treating Subfertile Men

Combo Therapy Appears Effective for Treating Subfertile Men

To evaluate safety and efficacy of this therapy, study authors gathered data on patients treated with the combination from 2014 to 2017.

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

PAH Risk, Mortality Increased by Disturbances in Male Sex Hormones

Men with higher estradiol and estradiol/testosterone levels had an increased risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

Serum Chemerin May Predict Risk for Spontaneous Abortion in Women With PCOS

Serum chemerin may serve as a biomarker to identify pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome who are at particular risk for later abortion, and who may benefit from prevention strategies.

Risk for Premenstrual Syndrome Moderately Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Risk for Premenstrual Syndrome Moderately Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Meta-analysis shows that alcohol intake is moderately associated with premenstrual syndrome risk.

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

Metabolic Influence of Metformin in Pregnant Women With PCOS

Metformin treatment during pregnancy did not influence the metabolic profile in women with polycystic ovary syndrome at 7.7 years of follow-up.

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

Adverse Neurodevelopmental and Mental Health Outcomes in PCOS

These data confirmed the increased risk for psychiatric disorders in women with PCOS, and indicated an increased risk for ADHD and ASD in their children.

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

AUA: New Guidelines for Diagnosis, Management of Testosterone Deficiency

Clinicians should use a total testosterone level below 300ng/dL as a reasonable cut-off in support of the diagnosis of low testosterone.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Tied to Risk for Mental Health Issues

Researchers evaluated the association between PCOS and psychiatric outcomes, as well as whether rates of autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are higher in children of mothers with PCOS.

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

Case Report Reveals Another Possible Side Effect of Kratom

A number of adverse events or side effects have been reported, but this is the first report of hyperprolactinemia as the result of ingestion of kratom.

Bremelanotide NDA Submitted to FDA for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Bremelanotide NDA Submitted to FDA for Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Bremelanotide, an investigational product, is thought to possess a novel mechanism of action, activating endogenous melanocortin pathways involved in sexual desire and response.

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Effect of High Androgen Levels on Cardiovascular Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Researchers conducted a prospective, population-based cohort study to assess the risk for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women with increased androgen levels.

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

Fertility in Women Negatively Affected by Asthma Medications

The management of asthma with short-acting beta-agonists was associated with reduced fertility rates in women, whereas treatment with inhaled corticosteroids or long-acting beta-agonists was not.

Use of FSH in Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

Use of FSH in Early Diagnosis of Turner Syndrome

Karyotyping of girls with short stature and high FSH levels would allow early diagnosis of Turner syndrome in a significant number of patients, especially where resources for chromosome study are limited.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Linked to Kyphosis Severity

Researchers examined the correlation between Cobb angle of kyphosis from lateral spine radiographs and pattern of self-reported menopausal hormone therapy use.

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

Metformin and PCOS: Improving Menstrual Cycle and Hormone Profiles

Variable improvements in menses, hormones, and metabolism were seen during 24 months of metformin use in 119 women with PCOS sub-grouped by baseline weight and androgen status.

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

Pregnancy Rates in Women Undergoing IVF With Fresh vs Frozen Embryos

Study evaluated the difference in the rate of ongoing pregnancy or live birth between frozen embryo transfer and fresh embryo transfer in women without polycystic ovary syndrome who were undergoing IVF.

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

FDA Approves Somatropin Injection to Treat Growth Hormone Deficiency

The FDA has approved Zomacton, a somatropin injection, for the replacement of growth hormone in adults with GH deficiency.

Air Pollution May Increase Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

Air Pollution May Increase Likelihood of Menstrual Irregularity

Exposure to air pollution during high school is associated with a slightly higher likelihood of menstrual irregularity and longer time to regularity.

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

States Have Considerable Disparity in High-Quality LARC Service Delivery

Medicaid policy encourages the use of long-acting reversible contraception, but state-level payment policies are inconsistent and often do not include critical aspects of care.

Hyperandrogenism May Affect Gut Microbiome Changes in PCOS

Hyperandrogenism May Affect Gut Microbiome Changes in PCOS

Researchers have found that lower alpha diversity is seen in women with polycystic ovary syndrome vs healthy women.

Estrogen Contraceptives May Increase Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine

Estrogen Contraceptives May Increase Stroke Risk in Women With Migraine

Women with migraine with aura are at an increased risk for stroke if they are taking high-dose estrogen-containing contraceptives.

Stair-Step Clomiphene Protocol Linked to Decreased Ovulation Time in PCOS

Stair-Step Clomiphene Protocol Linked to Decreased Ovulation Time in PCOS

The stair-step clomiphene protocol is associated with decreased time to ovulation for women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Nonhormonal Options Available for Menopause Symptom Relief

Nonhormonal Options Available for Menopause Symptom Relief

A nonhormonal treatment option for the relief of symptoms associated with menopause is now available alongside other drug-free supplements.

Hormone Therapy After Menopause Onset Reduces Stroke Risk

Hormone Therapy After Menopause Onset Reduces Stroke Risk

The use of hormone therapy up to 5 years after onset of menopause is associated with a lower risk for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke compared with late hormone therapy initiation or no hormone therapy use.

USPSTF's Final Recommendation on Menopausal HT for Chronic Disease Prevention

USPSTF's Final Recommendation on Menopausal HT for Chronic Disease Prevention

To update its 2012 recommendation, the US Preventive Services Task Force reviewed evidence on the benefits and harms of systemic hormone therapy for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

For Postmenopausal Women, Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Modest Weight Loss

For Postmenopausal Women, Breast Cancer Risk Reduced With Modest Weight Loss

Researchers found that 3061 postmenopausal women of 61,335 developed invasive breast cancer during a mean follow-up of 11.4 years. Women with weight loss (≥5%) had a significantly lower breast cancer risk than women with stable weight.

Unapproved Drugs, Substances in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

Unapproved Drugs, Substances in Androgen Receptor Modulators Sold Online

Products marketed as selective androgen receptor modulators and sold via the internet frequently contain unapproved drugs and substances, and the amount of active compound often does not match that listed on the label.

Estradiol Therapy May Benefit Overall Cognition in Postmenopausal Women

Estradiol Therapy May Benefit Overall Cognition in Postmenopausal Women

There may be other roles of estradiol therapy besides relief from menopause-related symptoms, including limiting effects of stress on working memory.

Guideline for Metformin Use for Ovulation Induction in PCOS

Guideline for Metformin Use for Ovulation Induction in PCOS

Guideline was developed under the direction of the Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Early Menopause: A Greater Risk for Underweight Women

Early Menopause: A Greater Risk for Underweight Women

Underweight women have a significantly greater risk of experiencing early menopause compared with lean or overweight women.

Stopping Postmenopausal HT May Increase Risk for Cardiac, Stroke Death

Stopping Postmenopausal HT May Increase Risk for Cardiac, Stroke Death

Increased mortality risks were limited to the first post-HT year because increases in risks markedly decreased when the follow-up time was extended over more than 1 year.

Long-Term Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives Reduce Pelvic Girdle Pain

Long-Term Progestin-Only Oral Contraceptives Reduce Pelvic Girdle Pain

Long-term exposure to progestin-only oral contraceptives or to a progestin intrauterine device is associated with a small beneficial effect on pelvic girdle pain.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of All-Cause Mortality

No other randomized clinical trial of hormone therapy has been large enough to assess a potential modifying effect of age on all-cause mortality, and most previous trials of chronic disease outcomes have focused on older women.

Does Asthma Contribute to Infertility?

Does Asthma Contribute to Infertility?

Asthma may increase the likelihood of a woman needing fertility treatments prior to becoming pregnant.

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

Obesity Linked to Low Sperm Quality, Semen Volume

Obese men have lower semen volume, number, concentration, and motility, as well as a higher prevalence of oligospermia and asthenospermia.

Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers Not Indicative of Reduced Fertility

Ovarian Reserve Biomarkers Not Indicative of Reduced Fertility

Predicted probability of conception was not significantly lower for women with low antimüllerian hormone vs those with normal hormone levels.

Treating Endometriosis-Related Pain With Ethinylestradiol/Drospirenone Regimen

Treating Endometriosis-Related Pain With Ethinylestradiol/Drospirenone Regimen

Researchers examined the efficacy of FlexibleMIB (ethinylestradiol/drospirenone) vs placebo as therapy for endometriosis-related pain.

Predicting Metabolic Dysfunction in PCOS Through Acne, Hirsutism

Predicting Metabolic Dysfunction in PCOS Through Acne, Hirsutism

While hirsutism may indicate metabolic abnormalities, acne and androgenic alopecia are associated with other clinical hyperandrogenism manifestations.

Endocrine Treatment in Transgender Individuals: Guidelines in Brief

Endocrine Treatment in Transgender Individuals: Guidelines in Brief

The newly released guidelines include updated language to reflect DSM-V changes, greater flexibility in treatment, and recommendations for CVD, bone health, and prostate cancer screening.

Does Transdermal Estrogen Improve Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

Does Transdermal Estrogen Improve Sexual Function in Early Postmenopause?

The Female Sexual Functioning Index was used to assess aspects of sexual function and experience in early postmenopausal women.

Ethical Considerations in Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment

Ethical Considerations in Publicly Funded Fertility Treatment

High costs associated with in vitro fertilization create barriers to fertility treatments that many cannot overcome.

Pregnancy Complications in Hyperandrogenic PCOS: What Are The Risks?

Pregnancy Complications in Hyperandrogenic PCOS: What Are The Risks?

Hyperandrogenic PCOS is associated with maternal pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes.

FDA Approves Treatment for Menopause Associated Dyspareunia

FDA Approves Treatment for Menopause Associated Dyspareunia

Intrarosa, the first FDA approved local, non-estrogen product for treating dyspareunia, is now available.

AACE/ACE Updated Position Statement on Menopause

AACE/ACE Updated Position Statement on Menopause

Although the updated statement does not change the recommendations outlined in previous treatment guidelines, the authors have added 8 new recommendations based on evidence that has emerged in the interim.

Causes of Abnormal Menstruation: Sports-Related Concussion and Non-Head Injuries

Causes of Abnormal Menstruation: Sports-Related Concussion and Non-Head Injuries

Researchers examined menstrual patterns in 128 patients with either a sports-associated concussion or non-head injury.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Does PCOS Increase Depression and Anxiety Symptoms?

Does PCOS Increase Depression and Anxiety Symptoms?

Data from a systematic review and meta-analysis confirmed a higher risk of anxiety and depression in PCOS, but underlying factors are still unclear.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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