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Androgen therapy in non-gonadal disease

  • Peter Y. Liu
  • David J. Handelsman

Abstract

Systemic non-gonadal disease strongly influences all four dimensions of male reproductive health — sexuality, virilisation, fertility and ageing — although these effects are not always immediately apparent. Even during ill-health, men value their reproductive health and this includes a deeply-held but often unarticulated belief that their sexual function and fertility will be preserved. Recognising such unstated but important expectations is necessary for providing satisfying medical care. Consequently the impact of systemic disease and its management on male reproductive health needs to be much better understood.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cluster Headache Aplastic Anemia Anabolic Steroid Myotonic Dystrophy 
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