Testosterone for Women

NOTE: Effective March 1, 2019 you must schedule a nurse visit for testosterone injections Monday-Friday from 9 am-12 pm or 1-4pm

Testosterone is naturally produced by the adrenal glands and the ovaries in women. Testosterone levels start to decline in the mid to late 20s and continue to decline at a steady rate with every year of life. Testosterone levels also decline with the use of certain medications such as oral contraceptives that contain ethinyl estradiol and hormone replacement therapy that contains estradiol and conjugated or esterified estrogen.

At the present time, testosterone is an off-label treatment for low sexual desire, unpleasant urogenital/vaginal symptoms, hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, and low bone density. However, several clinical trials suggest that testosterone is a safe treatment for women and a good alternative to estrogen in women with breast cancer. Research also suggests that testosterone applied to the skin (transdermal) and underneath the skin (subcutaneous) may actually reduce the risk of breast cancer.