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Updated guideline released on use of testosterone therapy for hypogonadism

KEY POINT

The Endocrine Society released an updated clinical practice guideline on use of testosterone therapy for men with hypogonadism in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. The guideline recommends that men with symptoms of low testosterone be tested and treatment be given to hypogonadal men (<65 y) to induce or maintain secondary sex characteristics and improve symptoms of testosterone deficiency, but only after the risks and benefits of therapy are thoroughly discussed.

SOURCES

Bhasin S, et al. Testosterone therapy in men with hypogonadism: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;103(5):1715–44.