Testosterone replacement therapy use among active component service men, 2017

Eric Larsen, Shawn Clausen, Shauna Stahlman

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This analysis summarizes the prevalence of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) during 2017 among active component service men by demographic and military characteristics. This analysis also determines the percentage of those receiving TRT in 2017 who had an indication for receiving TRT using the 2018 American Urological Association (AUA) clinical practice guidelines. In 2017, 5,093 of 1,076,633 active component service men filled a prescrip-tion for TRT, for a period prevalence of 4.7 per 1,000 male service members. After adjustment for covariates, the prevalence of TRT use remained highest among Army members, senior enlisted members, warrant officers, non-His-panic whites, American Indians/Alaska Natives, those in combat arms occu-pations, healthcare workers, those who were married, and those with other/ unknown marital status. Among active component male service members who received TRT in 2017, only 44.5% met the 2018 AUA clinical practice guidelines for receiving TRT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Surveillance Monthly Report
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2019


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