Transdermal delivery of steroids.

Author: Sitruk-Ware R.

Publication Year: 1989

Citation: Contraception 1989; 39(1): 1-20.

This review summarizes the advantages of delivering steroids through the skin, as well as reviews skin biology. The authors make a strong case for the choice of transdermal delivery of hormones (especially estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) for both male and female patients with respect to safety, efficacy, and ease of use and predict this delivery method to make a significant impact on the quality of care for both male and female patients.