Topical Testosterone Doesn't Improve Ejaculatory Dysfunction

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Researchers saw no improvement for patients with low testosterone and delayed ejaculation.
Researchers saw no improvement for patients with low testosterone and delayed ejaculation.

(HealthDay News) -- Testosterone supplements don't improve ejaculatory function in men with low testosterone, according to research published online in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

For the trial, Darius Paduch, M.D., Ph.D., of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City, and colleagues included 66 men, aged 26 and older, with low testosterone levels and a history of ejaculatory dysfunction. The men were randomly selected to receive either a 2% testosterone solution applied to the skin, or a placebo.

The researchers found that after 16 weeks the men who received the testosterone therapy showed little improvement in ejaculatory function compared to those in the placebo group.

"This is the first clinical trial examining the treatment of a very common but poorly understood condition that affects men's physical health as well as their interpersonal relationships," Paduch said in a journal news release. He added that "although the participants in this study did not experience any significant improvement in ejaculatory function, we hope our work will spur the development of additional clinical trials to find treatments for this condition."

Source

  1. Paduch, DA, Polzer, PK, Ni, X, and Basaria, S. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism; doi: 10.1210/jc.2014-4434.
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