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Testosterone patch increases libido in postmenopausal women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Postmenopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder reported improved sexual function when treated with transdermal testosterone, in a clinical trial reported in the New England Journal of Medicine for November 6. "Many postmenopausal women continue to be sexually...

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Ultra-low-dose topical estradiol useful for vaginal atrophy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An estradiol vaginal tablet at an ultra low dose of 10 micrograms significantly improves vaginal cytology, pH, and urogenital symptoms in postmenopausal women with vaginal atrophy, new research suggests. A 25-microgram estradiol tablet was first introduced as a treatment for...

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Oocytes from young girls can be cryopreserved prior to cancer treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young age does not preclude fertility-preservation efforts for girls undergoing gonadotoxic cancer treatment, through cryopreservation of isolated oocytes as well as ovarian cortex, a team in Israel reports in the October 27 online edition of Fertility and Sterility. Lead...