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Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (4): 216.
Published online: 15 August 2005

It seems that women are likely to remain a mystery for some time to come — at least where sexual satisfaction is concerned. In a study of more than 1000 women, Australian researchers have found that self-reported low libido is not linked to low serum testosterone levels. Further, although women who reported low sexual responsiveness were more likely to have low serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) levels, most of the women with a low DHEAS level did not report low sexual function.
All in all, the researchers said no serum androgen level could define the cluster of symptoms that characterise “female androgen insufficiency”.

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