Hypogonadism Archive

Oral Contraceptives Recalled Due to Incorrect Dispenser Instructions

Oral Contraceptives Recalled Due to Incorrect Dispenser Instructions

Without proper instructions for the correct use of the Veridate dispenser pack, the patient may take the pills in the wrong order or may take an inactive "reminder" pill vs an "active" pill.

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Cardiometabolic Disease Patterns Related to Race, Ethnicity in Midlife Women

Women entering menopause had patterns of cardiometabolic risk components related to race/ethnicity.

Undiagnosed Prediabetes Prevalent in Men With Primary Infertility

Undiagnosed Prediabetes Prevalent in Men With Primary Infertility

Approximately 15% of men experiencing infertility may have undiagnosed prediabetes.

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.

Is BPA Safe? Endocrine Society Addresses FDA Position on Commercial BPA Use

Is BPA Safe? Endocrine Society Addresses FDA Position on Commercial BPA Use

The Endocrine Society has expressed concern regarding the FDA's position on use of BPA in commercial products.

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.

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Mistaking Legal Recourse for Evidence-Based Medical Practices in Surrogacy

Paying a surrogate to carry a fetus shoehorns a fourth, and fifth, party into the already tight therapeutic triangle formed by the biological mom, fetus, and physician.

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.

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

Medicaid Expansion Programs Improve Women's Access to Reproductive Services

One-third of the women enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid expansion program reported improved access to birth control and family planning services.

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Gestational Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

These findings suggest an increased risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in mothers with gestational diabetes, independent of depressive symptomatology during pregnancy.

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.

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care

High-quality health care needs to be provided to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients, and improved training is necessary to deliver that care.

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients

Issues to consider include how to address patients, obtaining inclusive history, and unique clinical challenges.

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).

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

Reproductive Management in Multiple Sclerosis: Quick Takeaways for Your Practice

While it is now well-established that having MS should not limit patients' reproductive choices, this was not always the case.

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.

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Young Cancer Survivors Have High Risk of Endocrine Diseases

Adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73 percent higher risk of endocrine diseases.

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.

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.

Increased Risk for Early Gonadarche Associated With Oxandrolone Treatment

Increased Risk for Early Gonadarche Associated With Oxandrolone Treatment

Investigators examine the onset of puberty and testicular function in prepubertal boys treated with oxandrolone.

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.

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Nutraceuticals Containing Equol May Be Effective for Postmenopausal Symptoms

Equol-containing nutraceuticals may be beneficial for postmenopausal women with vaginal 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.

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Sex Hormone Levels May Affect Postmenopausal Heart Disease Risk

Researchers assessed the effect of testosterone, estradiol, dehydroepiandrosterone, and sex hormone-binding globulin levels on coronary heart disease, heart failure, and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women.

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.

Effect of Testosterone Replacement on Glycemic Control in Obese Men With Hypogonadism, T2D

Effect of Testosterone Replacement on Glycemic Control in Obese Men With Hypogonadism, T2D

Investigators examined the effect of testosterone replacement therapy on metabolic syndrome and vascular function in obese males with hypogonadism.

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.

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Exercise Modifies Predisposition to Obesity After Menopause

Physical activity modifies the association between the body mass index genetic risk score and BMI.

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.

Hormonal Antiandrogen Therapy for Acne May Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Hormonal Antiandrogen Therapy for Acne May Help Reduce Antibiotic Use

Recognizing the increased need for antibiotic stewardship, the researchers consider HAAT to be a useful alternative to systemic antibiotic therapy that is effective and well tolerated among women with inflammatory acne.

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.

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

Irregular Menstruation Common in Girls With Type 2 Diabetes

Menstrual dysfunction is common in girls with recently diagnosed type 2 diabetes, and does not improve with 2years of anti-hyperglycemic treatment.

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.

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Higher in Survivors of Testicular Cancer

Results from the ongoing Platinum Study revealed the prevalence of risk factors for CVD among survivors of testicular cancer who received chemotherapy for their cancer.

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.

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Updated Clinical Practice Guidelines on Testosterone Therapy in Men With Hypogonadism

Testosterone therapy is recommended in men with hypogonadism to correct symptoms of testosterone deficiency. Men who are otherwise healthy do not need to be screened for hypogonadism.

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.

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

Once-Daily Oral Contraceptive for Men Shows Promise

A new birth control pill for men appears to be safe when used daily for a month, with hormone responses consistent with effective contraception.

Low Sperm Count Linked to Poor Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Bone Health

Low Sperm Count Linked to Poor Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Bone Health

Researchers tested whether semen quality and reproductive function could be a marker of general health in men.

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

Estrogen Improves Eating Behavior, Psychopathology in Oligo-Amenorrheic Athletes

A new study presented at ENDO 2018 finds that giving 1 year of estrogen replacement to female athletes with exercise-induced menstrual irregularities improves drive for thinness, body dissatisfaction, and uncontrolled eating.

Differential Changes in Total Testosterone Levels Found in Schizophrenia

Differential Changes in Total Testosterone Levels Found in Schizophrenia

Testosterone levels were increased in women with stable multi-episode schizophrenia and decreased in men with stable multi-episode schizophrenia.

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.

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.

Fertility Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: What We Know

Fertility Hormone Therapy and Cardiovascular Outcomes: What We Know

Although the use of fertility therapy has steadily increased in the past few decades, research findings pertaining to related long-term cardiovascular outcomes are scarce and conflicting.

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.

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.

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.

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Compounded Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Menopause: Clinician Caution Advised

Rates of cBHT prescriptions are not yet being systemically tracked, and few data exist to demonstrate the safety, efficacy, or utility of the treatment.

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.

Does PCOS Increase T2D Event Rate?

Does PCOS Increase T2D Event Rate?

Among women with polycystic ovary syndrome, type two diabetes was more common and diagnosed at a younger age than in control groups.

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.

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

ACOG: Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

Contraception conversations should take place as early as is appropriate.

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.

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