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New UK guidelines highlight role of testosterone in sexual disorders

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5305 (Published 27 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5305
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

    Men and women should be routinely asked about their sex life, say new guidelines on the management of testosterone deficiency and sexual disorders.

    Doctors behind the guidelines say that patients and doctors lack awareness of and are reluctant to discuss sexual problems and that the importance of sexual function for general health needs to be more widely recognised.

    The guidelines have been developed by the British Society for Sexual Medicine in collaboration with a number of other organisations, including the British Menopause Society, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Pathologists, and the Society for Endocrinology (Maturitas, doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.07.011).

    They recommend that patients routinely …

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