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Fertil Steril. 2002 Apr;77 Suppl 4:S72-6.

The hypoandrogenic woman: pathophysiologic overview.

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  • 1University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Women's Health Institute, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA. gloria.bachmann@umdnj.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To review the pathophysiologic changes associated with androgen insufficiency in the female.

DESIGN:

A review of the English-language literature from 1940 to 2001.

CONCLUSION(S):

Data suggest that diminished androgen levels, most frequently noted in the surgically menopausal patient, may be associated with a number of symptoms including reduced sexual libido and desire, loss of motivation, flat affect, and reduced energy. Lack of consensus in defining abnormally low values for free and total serum androgen levels have made the definition of hypoandrogenic states difficult.

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12007907
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