Endocrine Aspects of Sexuality in the Elderly
The interaction of categories and components of human sexual behavior is depicted in Fig.1. This scheme originated with Davidson et al. (1983). A few of his own words will elucidate. “Libido” comprises those aspects of sexuality which concern conscious experience. “Potency” encompasses those aspects which can be measured in the laboratory. The various components of sexual behavior/experience listed below the libido category are assessed through verbal report; those listed below the potency category via physical measurements.
KeywordsEstrogen Testosterone Androgen Estradiol Prolactin
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