Testosterone Boosts Women's Sex Drive

September 26, 2000

The New England Journal of Medicine recently reported a study that found that women who have had their ovaries removed could significantly boost their sex drive through testosterone. Researchers found that small oval patches of testosterone that deliver the hormone through the skin increased the women's sexual desire and pleasure. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing the patch, worn on the stomach, as a possible treatment for sexual dysfunction in women who have had their ovaries removed. There were no significant side effects reported; however, too-high doses can cause acne or unwanted facial hair. For more information visit www.watsonpharm.com.