Dr. Parish explains if low testosterone can cause sexual dysfunction in women.
I think this is very controversial. We have been discussing this at a number of meetings and there’s been a number of consensus panels on this. There’s some who believe that there are correlations with low T, low testosterone and sexual dysfunction, and there was a performance of the use of testosterone to remedy symptoms in a low testosterone in a particular subgroup of women.
Others believe that their data has not shown a good correlation between low testosterone clinical symptoms and the clinical response to therapy showing that a change in testosterone shows an improvement in symptoms.
There’s been a lot of variability in levels, some women who have low-T, or low testosterone, have symptom, some don’t. But if a woman has symptoms, and she has low testosterone it may suggest, and she is an appropriate candidate, it may suggest that she is a candidate for treatment.
About Dr. Sharon Parish, M.D.:
Dr. Sharon Parish, M.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University in New York. She is also the Director of Psychosocial Training at Montefiore Medical Center, The University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Parish has developed an array of curricula addressing fundamental areas in psychosocial medicine, such as interviewing and empathy skills, psychiatric diagnosis and management, and patient education and compliance, as well as specialized areas such as motivational interviewing, substance abuse disorders, and women’s mental health.