Can hormone gels be applied to the genitals?

There are some rumours online that applying oestrogel or testogel to the genitals will increase the speed of the effect.

There have been no studies to assess the efficacy or safety of topical hormone gel administration to the genitals. We generally advise against it because of the high alcohol content that could be irritative to the genitals as well as the unknown theoretically possible risk of cancer.

Please apply all medications in line with the instructions given, as these are written to ensure that the medication works both safely and effectively. Using medication in an unintended way could have a reduced or adverse effect.

For more details on how to apply gel treatment, please see here.