Methyltestosterone treatment of infertility associated with pelvic endometriosis

K. P. Katayama, M. Manuel, H. W. Jones, G. S. Jones

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Sixty four patients who had infertility associated only with endometriosis were treated with methyltestosterone, 5 mg/day, continuously for a period of 6 months. The patients continued to ovulate while receiving medication and 12 patients became pregnant, on an average, 6 months after the initiation of therapy. A computer analysis indicated that approximately 30% of the patients could expect pregnancy within 2 years after the testosterone treatment was begun. The side effects of the low dose methyltestosterone therapy were acne in 6% of the patients, mild hirsutism in 3%, and an occasional delay in ovulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalFertility and sterility
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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