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Endocrine Debate: Testosterone Therapy in Women: Never or Sometimes?

June 17, 2021

Session Date and Time:

Friday, September 10
12:15–1:00 PM EDT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the assessment for possible testosterone therapy in post-menopausal women.
  2. Describe the indications for androgen therapy in women.
  3. Describe the data about the risk of androgen therapy in women for hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

Faculty Information

Susan R. Davis, MBBS, FRACP, PhDDr. Davis is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow; Director, Monash University Women’s Health Research Program; Consultant Endocrinologist and Head; Specialist Women’s Health Clinic, Alfred Hospital Melbourne; and Consultant at Cabrini Medical Centre. Her research has advanced the understanding of estrogen and testosterone action, deficiency and replacement in women.

She is a Past President of the Australasian Menopause Society and Immediate Past President of the International Menopause Society. She has over 420 peer-reviewed publications and has received numerous awards. In 2021 Prof. Davis was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia distinguished service to medicine, to women's health as a clinical endocrinologist and researcher, and to medical education.

Margaret E. Wierman, MDDr. Wierman is a Professor of Medicine, Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She directs the Pituitary and Adrenal Tumor Program. Dr. Wierman is a translational physician scientist whose research interest has been in reproductive endocrinology and sex hormone action, and more recently in the molecular mechanisms of pituitary tumors and adrenal cancer.

She has led many committees in the Endocrine Society and is Past Clinical Scientist Vice President. She directs the Program to Advance Gender Equity in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado. Dr. Wierman has a long track record in mentoring and pipeline development of academic researchers. She received the Women in Endocrinology Mentor Award and the Endocrine Society Laureate Mentor Award from the Endocrine Society. Dr. Wierman is currently the Chair of the International Society of Endocrinology.

Kathryn A. Martin, MDDr. Martin is a faculty member and practicing clinician in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an active teaching role, including the training and supervision of junior faculty members and endocrine fellows. Her research interests have been in the area of female reproduction, in particular, the pathophysiology and management of isolated GnRH deficiency and functional hypothalamic amenorrhea. She has written and lectured extensively on the evaluation and management of menopausal women.

Dr. Martin has had a number of leadership roles in the Endocrine Society; she has been Chair of several committees, including the Nominating Committee and the Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee, and she is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Martin is also the Senior Deputy Editor for Endocrinology and Patient Education, as well as a member of the GRADE/EBM group at UpToDate, an online clinical reference for physicians. She is currently serving on the Endocrine Board Review Faculty Group.

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