Treatment

This is generally in the form of testosterone administered by gel or injection. Implants and tablets are less commonly used, as are patches.  There is no ideal method of testosterone delivery – it is often down to individual choice. The best method for any patient will depend on their own personal circumstances.

However testosterone is a controlled drug and all forms are available only by prescription.

Sometimes no medication will be required if natural testosterone levels are sufficiently high.

Some adults may not wish to have hormone treatment. Occasionally the use of oestrogen may be preferred.

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