In Other Journals

Ann Gregory
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2005.tb07003.x
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”.



remove_circle_outline Delete Author
add_circle_outline Add Author

Do you have any competing interests to declare? *

I/we agree to assign copyright to the Medical Journal of Australia and agree to the Conditions of publication *
I/we agree to the Terms of use of the Medical Journal of Australia *
Email me when people comment on this article

Online responses are no longer available. Please refer to our instructions for authors page for more information.