A recent study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, (JAMA) Internal Medicine, seeking to determine the effect of hormone replacement therapy on sexual function in post-menopausal women.
The new study authored by Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., from Yale School of Medicine, found that estrogen therapy delivered through the skin, modestly improved sexual function in early menopausal women.
A questionnaire was used to evaluate the many changes of sexual function including desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and pain.
The study showed that estrogen skin patch treatment, (but not oral treatment) was associated with moderate improvement in the overall sexual function score compared to placebo.
Dr. Obron reminds patients that when a woman considers hormone therapy, one must assess her own risks and benefits when trying to decide whether or not to begin therapy
For the complete article published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, click here.