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What is male "menopause?"

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Because men do not go through a well-defined period referred to as menopause, some doctors call this problem androgen (testosterone) decline in the aging male, or low testosterone. Men do make less testosterone as they get older, but this also happens with conditions such as diabetes.

From: Male "Menopause" WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MSNBC: "Male Menopause Out of the Closet."

WebMD Feature: "Menopause: Not Just For Women."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Male menopause: Myth or reality?"

womenshealth.gov: "Aging Male Syndrome."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Testosterone therapy: Can it help older men feel young again."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Aging changes in the male reproductive system."

UpToDate: "Sexual dysfunction in older adults" and "Sexual Function in Late Life, Men."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 11, 2019

SOURCES:

MSNBC: "Male Menopause Out of the Closet."

WebMD Feature: "Menopause: Not Just For Women."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Male menopause: Myth or reality?"

womenshealth.gov: "Aging Male Syndrome."

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research: "Testosterone therapy: Can it help older men feel young again."

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Aging changes in the male reproductive system."

UpToDate: "Sexual dysfunction in older adults" and "Sexual Function in Late Life, Men."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on February 11, 2019

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