Testosterone for women appointments

Already taking HRT, but interested in adding testosterone to your regime? Find out about testosterone appointments here at Newson Health

Testosterone is an important hormone for women. It’s best known for influencing libido but it also helps to maintain muscle and bone strength, contributes to mental sharpness and clarity, and helps with your overall mood and energy levels.

During the perimenopause and menopause, levels of testosterone fall. You may find that you desire sex less often and when you do have sex, it’s not as enjoyable as it used to be. Other symptoms of testosterone deficiency include low mood, anxiety, irritability, physical fatigue, memory loss, insomnia, hot flushes, joint pains, and urinary complaints including incontinence.

What are the benefits of testosterone replacement for women?
NICE menopause guidelines recommend testosterone if you are experiencing low sex drive and HRT alone is not helping.

Newson Health patients tell us that in addition to improved libido, testosterone can help improve menopause-related symptoms such as anxiety, brain fog, fatigue and exercise tolerance.

What will happen at a testosterone appointment?
A testosterone appointment is a shorter (up to 25 minutes), lower cost appointment with a clinician that focuses purely on your suitability for testosterone and the likely benefits of adding it to your existing HRT regime.

How much does a Newson Health testosterone appointment cost?
Consultation cost: £230
Private prescription: £37 as a one off, or £70 for a year (medication not included)

Do I need blood tests to check my testosterone levels before my appointment?

Blood tests are not essential before your first appointment, however we do encourage a baseline testosterone blood test to confirm that your testosterone is low, and may benefit from being supplemented. This blood tests costs £85, plus the cost of taking a sample, which can be arranged close to home, or via a home visit. To book a blood test please call our clinic on 01789 595004.

What patients have to say about our testosterone appointments

‘It was absolutely ideal. I was already established on HRT and just needed the testosterone. Dr Wilson answered all the questions I had.’

‘It was great! I was on HRT from my doctor but couldn’t get testosterone. I booked my appointment as it meant I could come for the testosterone without having to go through all the HRT again.’

Further resources

Click here for more resources about testosterone on the balance website, or download the free balance menopause support app.

Click here for our wider price structure.

References: Rosato, E et al (2022), NICE (2015) ng/23, Glaser, R, Dimitrakakis, C (2013)