Growing evidence over the last decade has suggested testosterone is a very important hormone in women. Compounded creams or gels provide an easy and effective method of delivering testosterone to women in an amount far less than what men need.
Due to its traditional association with masculinity and male sexual function, the roles of testosterone for women have not been widely discussed. In fact, what constitutes an abnormal t-level, specifically in the lower ranges of normal in the premenopausal and postmenopausal populations, and whether those values directly correlate with sexual, musculoskeletal, and quality of life symptoms have not been fully understood.
Several studies support symptoms with testosterone replacement therapy in an environment of adequate estrogen, but most of these studies have been done on a relatively small number of subjects. Currently, there are several trials addressing testosterone replacement and how best to optimize this treatment in women with symptoms related to this issue.