Testim and Pregnancy

In studies on androgens (like Testim), these medicines were shown to increase the risk of masculinization of the genitals in female fetuses. Exposure to these drugs at any time during pregnancy can cause some genital changes. Be sure to talk to your healthcare provider about any questions concerning pregnancy and Testim if your partner is using the medication and you are pregnant.

Using Testim While Pregnant: An Overview

Testim® (testosterone gel) is a prescription medication approved only for use in men. It contains testosterone and is not safe for use by pregnant women in any situation.
 

Pregnancy Category X

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) uses a pregnancy category system to classify the possible risks to a fetus when a specific medicine is taken during pregnancy. Pregnancy Category X is given to medicines that show problems to the fetus in animal studies or in humans who have mistakenly taken the medicine.
 
When pregnant animals or women are exposed to androgens (like Testim), there is a definite risk of masculinization of the genitals in female fetuses. The risk for the most dramatic changes occurs with early first trimester exposure, although exposure at any time during pregnancy can cause some genital changes.
 
Because it would be unethical to give Testim to pregnant women, its use in pregnant women has never been studied in a clinical trial. However, we know about the problems Testim might cause based on problems seem with testosterone or other androgens given to pregnant animals (and based on a few cases of testosterone exposure to pregnant women).
 

Can My Partner Use It While I Am Pregnant?

As long as you both take appropriate measures, it is fine for your partner to use this product while you are pregnant. You can be exposed to Testim through skin-to-skin contact (with the area the gel was applied), even for hours after it is applied. Your partner should keep the application area covered with clothes in order to minimize contact, as Testim dries on the skin and slowly releases testosterone into the bloodstream all day long until it is washed off. If you think you have been exposed to Testim, wash the affected area immediately and thoroughly.
 
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