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Effects of antiandrogen treatment on the sexuality of women with hyperandrogenism.
Although one can reasonably infer that antiandrogens are likely to have a marked negative impact on female sexual responsiveness, the side effects of cyproterone acetate (CPA) treatment in hirsute women have been neglected in previous studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychosexual situation of 61 hirsute women before and under hormonal treatment. 21% of the hirsute women were diagnosed as having been sexually dysfunctional before starting hormonal treatment. 44% of the women under antiandrogen treatment reported that their sexual enjoyment was impaired due to the hormonal treatment. Taking into account only those women living in a stable partnership, the percentage goes up to 61%. The conclusion from these results is to give a more detailed account of the possible side effects to the women involved in CPA treatment.
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