Instructional Course - Requires Course Pass or Individual Course Ticket, Additional Registration Required
Hormone replacement therapy has become more commonly prescribed in urologic clinical practices over the past 10 years. While urologists primarily prescribe testosterone to men to improve sexual function, libido, and fatigue, some urologists are now also treating women with hormones to achieve similar symptomatic improvements. In addition to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), urologists should also be familiar with how to manage other hormones that may affect sexual function in both men and women. These hormones include estradiol, thyroid, and dihydrotestosterone and progesterone.
Currently, 43% of women suffer from female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and hormone replacement therapy is the most commonly used medication to treat this condition. It is estimated that of those men who present with erectile dysfunction (ED), roughly 40% of their partners suffer from FSD. Thus, it is important for urologists who treat men with ED to also be able to understand how to treat their partners who may suffer from FSD.
Over the past decade, there has been a significant amount of controversy with TRT in men. There have been numerous changes to the testosterone label, as well as warnings added to the label by the FDA. There have been issues with TRT linked to cardiovascular and prostate cancer risk. Finally, there have been concerns with TRT and fertility. Many urologists do not realize that TRT can affect spermatogenesis and infertility. In addition, many urologists are not familiar with how medications such as clomiphene citrate or human chorionic gonadotropin may help a man raise his natural serum testosterone level without compromising his fertility.
The course will consist of four instructors. Topics covered during this course include:
1. Controversies associated with TRT, including cardiovascular risk, prostate risk, and indications for TRT
2. Female sexual dysfunctions with an emphasis on hormone replacement therapy, especially testosterone therapy
3. Understanding how to diagnosis and manage hypogonadal men
4. Being familiar with alternative methods to raise serum testosterone levels.
We plan to have ARS questions and time for questions and discussion.