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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...
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Hard to Swallow: When Will the “Male Pill” Arrive?

Both men and women have been wondering what the holdup is with the male birth control pill. While research has shown promising first steps in understanding the science, that elusive pill is still a few years away. Gender bias and inequality have been in the headlines a lot in recent months, especially as political talking...
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Feeling Good: Testosterone Gel and Older Men

Despite some of the controversies surrounding testosterone gels, a new study in older men finds that this treatment had positive effects from increased sexual activity and more vitality to just feeling better. Staving off what happens to our bodies as we age is an enormous industry in the U.S. Both women and men depend on...
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Boys to Men: Race, Weight, and Timing of Puberty

A recent study that was conducted shows that there may be a correlation between race, weight, and the timing of puberty in males. Get details in full article. Spurred by mixed and even conflicting results from studies evaluating whether an association exists between weight and timing of puberty in boys, as it is known to...