Testosterone Levels Don't Drop Sharply in Menopause
Correcting testosterone misinformation. Again.
I’m always amazed that when I correct misinformation about testosterone online it causes such a kerfuffle. The things I get nasty messages about…really, that could be its own post one day.
The most recent testosterone dust up started after this article was published. The article is well-sourced and accurate.
It discusses some very real concerns about over prescribing. As I entered into some discussion about the article, I saw defenders make some interesting claims, and two caught my eye. One, that testosterone levels are three times higher than estrogen before menopause and the other, testosterone levels drop sharply with menopause. These statements were offered as evidence the article was incorrect.
I’m not sure where these two claims originated, but the first one is medically nonsensical and the second one is incorrect. Like really incorrect. Let’s take a closer look.
Are Testosterone Levels Three Times Higher than Estradiol Before Menopause?