Hormones are not the key to younger women’s sexual function

Monash University, 22 July 2020

A Monash University study into the causes of sexual dysfunction in young women has found social factors play just as important a role as hormone levels, and hormone therapy should not be prescribed as the only treatment.

The study uncovered that while hormones, including androgens like testosterone, play a role, the things that matter more are whether a woman has children (parity), being partnered or taking psychoactive medication for depression or other mental health issues.

Gender and Body Image articles – free access until, end of September

Taylor & Francis Publishing, 13th July 2015

As summer approaches, inevitably discussions concerning body image become prevalent. Perpetuated by the media and broadcasted via social media, a variety of sociological and psychological issues become projected into the public conscious. To recognise these issues from the perspective of gender, Taylor & Francis have compiled a collection of articles based on the below topics, available to read for free until the end of September 2015.

Access articles here