The Hormone of Desire: The Truth about Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause

The Hormone of Desire: The Truth about Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause

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by Susan Rako
     
 

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This is the book you've been hearing about! Dr. Susan Rako has brought her groundbreaking message about the miraculous benefits of testosterone—the female hormone—to women and physicians around the world via Oprah!, Dateline NBC, the New York Times, the Congress on Women's Health, and the Today show, among others.
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This is the book you've been hearing about! Dr. Susan Rako has brought her groundbreaking message about the miraculous benefits of testosterone—the female hormone—to women and physicians around the world via Oprah!, Dateline NBC, the New York Times, the Congress on Women's Health, and the Today show, among others.
        
Dr. Rako is at the forefront of the research into testosterone replacement therapy, educating women and their doctors about the essential role testosterone plays in a woman's sexual and physical well-being.
        
Millions of women experience a traumatic loss of sexual desire during menopause. Dr. Rako's breakthrough research has brought to light the fact that the female body produces significant amounts of testosterone that are crucial to the healthy functioning of every woman's libido—linking decreased testosterone levels at the onset of menopause to diminished sex drive—as well as to the health of her bones and heart.
        
In this revised and updated edition, Dr. Rako introduces crucial new information that points to the need for adequate levels of testosterone as a key factor in protecting women from heart attack and stroke. The Hormone of Desire has become the standard-bearer for a new age of women's health, giving women and their doctors the opportunity to make informed decisions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609803868
Publisher:
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,374,020
Product dimensions:
5.23(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.32(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Rako, M.D., is a Boston-based psychiatrist who has been in private practice for close to thirty years. She trained and taught at Harvard Medical School's Massachusetts Mental Health Center. Her recent research and this extraordinary book have rocketed her to international prominence as a preeminent authority on testosterone deficiency and supplementation for women.

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The Hormone of Desire: The Truth about Testosterone, Sexuality, and Menopause 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
raputa More than 1 year ago
Informative. Some of it was a little technical, but I would recommend it if you are considering any type of Hormone Replacement Therapy. It would be nice to have an update from the author, since the book was published 2 years ago.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr Rako, a psychiatrist, offers a personal and sensitive view of the sex lives of women as they approach menopause. She speaks directly to the reader in clear and concise language and validates a woman¿s need for sexual function throughout her life. She offers useful suggestions to restore a woman¿s sexual response. This is an important book for women who have lost the ability to function sexually as a result of menopause.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt this book needed better editing, organization, and depth.