Testosterone therapy for women: Global Position Statement issued
Published: 4th September 2019
A Global Position Statement, authored by a diverse team of leading experts based around the world, was released on 2nd September 2019 in four key medical journals and has been endorsed by internationally-esteemed medical societies. Read the press release here.
Testosterone therapy has been used for decades in menopause treatment as well as to treat a variety of other symptoms, however there has not been any clearly established indications. This Global Position Statement has been issued to provide clear guidance and inform healthcare professionals of the known benefits and risks of testosterone therapy for women. Talking about the statement, Dr Newson says "This is great news for women!"
Newson Health Menopause and Wellbeing Centre was founded by leading menopause specialist and GP, Dr Louise Newson, and officially opened in September 2018 by Liz Earle MBE. Created to help women receive the most appropriate, individualised treatment for their perimenopause and menopause, it has quickly become a centre of excellence, providing care to women of all ages, as well as running educational events for primary care clinicians.
Dr Newson is also the founder of the Menopause Doctor website, a free resource since 2017, providing the latest unbiased, evidence based information about the menopause and perimenopause for women as well as the most recent national and international menopause articles and guidelines for healthcare professionals. The website has been adopted by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) as an official educational library aimed at patients and healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about the menopause.
Newson Health Research and Education is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Dr Newson, from which all profits gained from the organisation's activities, such as event sponsorship, delegate fees and speaker's fees, are invested back into the business.