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  • Androgens are hormones that contribute to growth and reproduction in both men and women.
  • Androgens are usually thought of as male hormones, but the female body naturally produces a small amount of androgens too.
  • Androgen deficiency in women is a controversial concept. Some researchers argue that the condition causes symptoms such as tiredness and loss of sexual interest. Other researchers say that there is not enough evidence to support the existence of the condition.
  • If you choose to have testosterone therapy you will need close and regular monitoring to minimise your risk of side effects. 

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Reviewed on: 05-03-2019