Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

New Clinical Trials Explore Treatment To Restore Sexual Desire

Date:
August 8, 2002
Source:
University Hospitals Of Cleveland
Summary:
For millions of women, decreased sexual desire is often an unfortunate consequence of hysterectomy or menopause. Diminished sexual desire can lead to feelings of unhappiness, concern, frustration, and leave a lasting impact on a woman's relationship with her partner. An investigational hormone patch developed by Proctor & Gamble and now in clinical trials may offer hope to post-menopausal women who have experienced a decline in sexual desire.

CLEVELAND -- For millions of women, decreased sexual desire is often an unfortunate consequence of hysterectomy or menopause. Diminished sexual desire can lead to feelings of unhappiness, concern, frustration, and leave a lasting impact on a woman's relationship with her partner. An investigational hormone patch developed by Proctor & Gamble and now in clinical trials may offer hope to post-menopausal women who have experienced a decline in sexual desire.

Related Articles


The clinical trials of a thin, nearly-transparent patch worn discreetly on the abdomen are being conducted at University Hospitals of Cleveland and more than 150 other sites in the U.S. and Canada.

"In earlier Phase I trials the correct dosing to minimize side effects was established. Now we are trying to determine the effectiveness of this approach for restoring sexual desire," says to James Liu, MD, director of MacDonald Women's Hospital at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Dr. Liu was involved in Phase I studies at the University of Cincinnati before coming to Cleveland.

"More than 40 million women suffer from the lack of sexual desire, which often leads to personal distress or relationship issues," says Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD., clinical psychologist at MacDonald Women's Hospital at UHC. "Since no medications currently are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of diminished sexual desire, these clinical studies are an important step in the development of new therapeutic options to help many women and their partners regain a satisfactory sex life."

Lack of sexual desire is described as the absence of sexual fantasies or thoughts, or a lack of interest in sexual activity. Approximately 43 percent of women have experienced some form of difficulty in their sexual function, significantly higher than the reported 31 percent of men. Many women experience a decline in sexual desire when hormone levels fall following a total hysterectomy or menopause. This decline in the desire for sex can be accompanied by other sexual problems, such as the inability to achieve orgasm.

Women interested in participating in this study must meet certain criteria:

* Be between the ages of 20 – 70

* Have had one ore more ovaries removed or naturally past menopause

* Have a decline in libido, and are distressed about it

* Are using estrogen replacement therapy

* Are in a stable, monogamous relationship

The studies last from 24 to 52 weeks, depending on the specific trial. For more information about the research, call (216) 844-5078.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University Hospitals Of Cleveland. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

University Hospitals Of Cleveland. "New Clinical Trials Explore Treatment To Restore Sexual Desire." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 August 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020807065733.htm>.
University Hospitals Of Cleveland. (2002, August 8). New Clinical Trials Explore Treatment To Restore Sexual Desire. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 25, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020807065733.htm
University Hospitals Of Cleveland. "New Clinical Trials Explore Treatment To Restore Sexual Desire." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/08/020807065733.htm (accessed October 25, 2014).

Share This



More Health & Medicine News

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

IKEA Desk Converts From Standing to Sitting With One Button

Buzz60 (Oct. 24, 2014) IKEA is out with a new convertible desk that can convert from a sitting desk to a standing one with just the push of a button. Jen Markham explains. Video provided by Buzz60
Powered by NewsLook.com
Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

Ebola Protective Suits Being Made in China

AFP (Oct. 24, 2014) A factory in China is busy making Ebola protective suits for healthcare workers and others fighting the spread of the virus. Duration: 00:38 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

WHO: Millions of Ebola Vaccine Doses by 2015

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) The World Health Organization said on Friday that millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines would start being tested in March. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Doctor in NYC Quarantined With Ebola

Doctor in NYC Quarantined With Ebola

AP (Oct. 24, 2014) An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus. He's quarantined in a hospital. (Oct. 24) Video provided by AP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins