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Provider Traits Affect Testosterone Prescriptions in VA System

Providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system vary in their testosterone prescribing practices, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is the first study to examine provider and site predictors of testosterone prescribing in the VA. There has been a large increase in testosterone prescribing...
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Study Defines Normal Ranges for Testosterone Levels

A study of more than 9,000 men from the United States and Europe has defined a harmonized range for total testosterone in non-obese men aged 19 to 39, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Shalender Bhasin, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical...
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Male Birth Control Shots Prevent Pregnancy

Researchers call for further study to reduce risk of depression, side effects Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers are still working to perfect the combination of hormonal contraceptives to reduce the risk...
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Editorial: Increasing Complexity and Challenges in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Male Hypogonadism

Fifty years ago, the diagnosis and treatment of male hypogonadism was limited mostly to younger men with diseases of the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular (HPT) axis, such as Kallmann syndrome, hypopituitarism and Klinefelter syndrome (organic causes of hypogonadism). Men with these disorders presented with clinical manifestations of severe androgen deficiency, such as prominent sexual dysfunction, gynecomastia and infertility,...
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Ask the Experts: Glenn Cunningham Discusses Men’s Health Advances

As part of the ongoing Year of Endocrinology, the Endocrine Society has reached out to experts in various specialties to get their comments on the science and practice of endocrinology, as well as where the future of the field is heading. For Men’s Health Month, we reached out to Glenn Cunningham, MD, professor of medicine-endocrinology...