II. General

  1. Unbound testosterone increases with androgenicity

III. Characteristics

  1. Conditions associated with high Androgenic Activity
    1. Acne Vulgaris
    2. Hirsutism
    3. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    4. Obesity (or weight gain)
    5. Nervousness
    6. Lowered HDL-2
  2. Conditions associated with low Androgenic Activity
    1. Decreased libido

IV. Progestins with most potent Androgenic Activity

  1. Methyltestosterone (50): Upper limit reference
  2. Gestodene (8.6)
  3. Levonorgestrel (8.3)
  4. dl-Norgestrel (4.2)
  5. Desogestrel (3.4)

V. Progestins with least Androgenic Activity

  1. Pregnane Progestin (0)
  2. Norethynodrel (0)
  3. Ethynodiol Diacetate (0.6)
  4. Norethindrone (1.0): Lower limit reference

VI. Oral Contraceptive Androgenic Activity (low to high)

VII. References

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