SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: Testosterone replacement therapy and the knowledge gap

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Abstract

Testosterone replacement therapy use has been increasing; however, a gap exists in patients' understanding of this therapy and its associated risks, and available online resources might not be bridging this gap. Action should be taken to provide patients with accessible credible information.

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