Medicine And Books

The Male Menopause: Restoring Vitality and Virility

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 09 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1214
  1. Marc E Weksler

    Malcolm Carruthers Thorsons, £12.99, pp 240 ISBN 0 722 53208 3

    In this book Dr Malcolm Carruthers argues that many men lose energy, drive, and potency between 30 and 80 years of age after the andropause and that their symptoms can be reversed by testosterone hormone replacement therapy. He also claims a conspiracy of silence about “the male menopause” in the medical profession and sees fellow conspirators in the agrochemical industry, which floods the environment with xeno-oestrogens; in the fashion industry, which manufactures tight underwear and jeans which raise testicular temperature; and in politics, where legislators are unwilling to pay for “his as well as her HRT.”

    Dr Carruthers, described as a consultant andrologist with a Harley Street clinic, bases his …

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