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ITV News screenshot 'Women should be offered testosterone to boost sex drive,' doctors suggest

Do We Really Need More Testosterone for Women?

Last week Nick Panay, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ (RCOG) spokesman on menopause, suggested that more women experiencing low libido should be offered testosterone on the NHS. Speaking at the Royal College of GPs’ conference in Harrogate, he spoke of how testosterone not only improved sex drive, but energy, wellbeing, muscle strength and […]

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Testosterone Implants are Available in the UK

Testosterone and oestradiol implants are once again available in the UK. According to a press release issued on 23 September 2015 by the British Menopause Society (BMS), Testosterone 100 mg Implants are now available from Smartway Pharmaceuticals Ltd (SP Ltd) in the UK. This will be welcome news to the many women who relied on […]

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HRT and Me: Progesterone Intolerance

Things have not been going well for me lately as far as my HRT is concerned. I’ve been experiencing problems with both my progesterone and testosterone treatment. Low Testosterone Levels Despite the fact that I’ve been applying Testim gel very day for over two years now, a recent blood test showed that my testosterone levels […]

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Female cyclist drinking water to demonstrate testosterone deficiency in women

Testosterone Deficiency in Perimenopausal Women

Many women are unaware of the important role that testosterone plays in their sexual, physical and mental health and wellbeing. Testosterone is usually referred to as “the male sex hormone”. However, it is vital for female health and wellbeing, particularly during the perimenopause and after. Testosterone’s main function is to provide a sense of vitality […]

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From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well: A True Story

A few weeks ago I told a story at the In This Body conference in London. Called From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well, it is the story of how I first experienced menopause symptoms when I was thirty. I was misdiagnosed, told that my symptoms were “all in my head” and eventually referred to a […]

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The Menopause Almost Destroyed My Relationship

Angie Macdonald was unprepared for the profound effect menopause had on her health and relationship, until she discovered testosterone. In February my partner and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary. But back in 2012 I wasn’t sure we were going to make it. Depressed, irritable and easily stressed out, I found myself experiencing heart palpitations, hot […]

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Can Testosterone Help with Menopause?

The Daily Mail Health section ran an excellent article on testosterone and the menopause in December. In the article Can testosterone help beat the menopause? medical journalist Jane Feinmann took an in-depth look at the important role that testosterone can play in a woman’s health during the menopause. Can Testosterone Help With Menopause? The benefits […]

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HRT and Me: Using Testim Testosterone Gel as a Woman

I’ve received a comment on my post HRT and Me: The Battle for Testosterone from a reader asking how I’m getting on with my Testim testosterone gel and I realised it’s probably time for an update on my experience of using bio-identical HRT. The answer, in a nutshell is, I’m feeling well but think I […]

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a box of evorel 50 patches, a box of utrogestan 200 tablets and a tube of testim gel

HRT and Me: The Battle for Testosterone

I’ve just taken my first dose of testosterone.  Not because I want to change my gender or take up body-building, but because I would like to feel like a normal woman again. Back in August I wrote about my menopausal journey so far and my experience with synthetic HRT, namely Prempak-C.  After two months of […]

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