November 29 2012, 8:49 am PT | Posted in: Drugs
Snippet from the study abstract:
To investigate the relationships between pharmacologically induced deprivation of dihydrotestosterone, sexual arousal, libido and hand preference, by comparing the self-reported sexual response prior to and during reception of the anti-androgen finasteride in men undergoing treatment for male pattern baldness.
PATIENTS AND METHOD:
In total, 33 sexually healthy Romanian men participated in this study. Patients prospectively provided information regarding their sexual functioning (over 4 weeks), as measured by the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) prior to and after commencing treatment with 1 mg finasteride for male pattern baldness.
The results of this pilot study indicate that there may be a connection between sexual side effects due to a reduction in DHT and handedness.