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Chapter 6 Sexual Arousal and Response
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Sex Hormones Steroid hormones Androgens (including testosterone) Produced by testes, adrenal glands, & ovaries Estrogens Neuropeptide hormones Oxytocin
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Sex Hormones in Male Sexual Behavior Testosterone Castration leads to reduced sexual desire Antiandrogen drugs Hypogonadism
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Sex Hormones in Female Sexual Behavior Estrogens Overall link between estrogen and female sexual behavior is unclear Estrogen Therapy (ET) Testosterone Role as major libido hormone in females
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Figure 4.19: Evidence that androgens contribute to female sexual desire.
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How Much Testosterone is Necessary? Two forms of testosterone (free and bound) Free testosterone linked to libido
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSY 222 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '09 term at ASU.

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