Testosterone May Rejuvenate Older Women’s Sex Drive

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Many older men take testosterone to boost their sex drive, but new research suggests that postmenopausal women who struggle with a sagging libido might want to follow suit.

Applied topically, the hormone appears to increase women’s sexual function and satisfaction, according to a new review of 36 clinical trials involving nearly 8,500 women.

Women naturally produce testosterone as well as estrogen, said lead researcher Susan Davis, a professor of women’s health at the Monash University School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine in Melbourne, Australia.

“Testosterone is a female hormone and there is consistent evidence generated over decades that postmenopausal women with