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Estraderm for Men
June 2003

Q. I am a Family Care Home Provider. I want to know your opinion on using the Estraderm patch for males. The reason that it would be used for would be to help treat a patient control his inappropriate sexual behavior such as masturbation in inappropriate places. Could you give me your advice and opinion on this matter?

A. Estraderm is one form of estrogen, the primary female hormone. Its primary use is to replace hormone deficiency such as occurs with menopause, and it has certain applications in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer. It is not approved by the FDA for any other application such as you describe. I would recommend that you seek consult a psychiatrist with experience in geriatrics as to medication that would be helpful to your client.



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