Physician & researcher perspectives

Blog posts & web pages

Bernstein Medical. Answers. [See ‘Persistent Side Effects From Propecia’]. Accessed August 7, 2023. Archived at

Bernstein Medical. Posts on ‘Propecia Persistent Side Effects’. Accessed August 7, 2023. Archived at

Clearfield W. Post finasteride syndrome. Includes slides for presentation to American Osteopathic Society of Rheumatic Diseases – Congress of Medical Excellence 3.0 (dated March 21, 2021); and white paper (undated). May 4, 2021. Accessed July 16, 2022.

Harry G. Post-finasteride syndrome. August 30, 2021. Accessed January 17, 2024.

Hearnshaw J. The devastating effects of finasteride: post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) [via]. The Men’s Health Clinic (UK). November 16, 2021. Accessed August 8, 2022.

Hoffman R. Advocacy group spin may skew discussion on finasteride side effects. August 12, 2015. Accessed July 16, 2022.

Jacobs A. A potentially new treatment for post-finasteride syndrome. March 2, 2022. Accessed August 1, 2022.

Jacobs A. A neuroendocrine approach to finasteride side effects in men. Alan Jacobs MD’s Blog [blog]. April 6, 2010. At Internet Archive.

Maupin K. The ugly truth about finasteride – the post finasteride syndrome. June 7, 2021. BioBalance Health; St. Louis & Kansas City, MO. Accessed August 8, 2022.

Moncrieff J. Persistent withdrawal and lasting damage from prescribed drugs. Joanna Moncrieff [blog]. April 1, 2019. Accessed July 16, 2022.

Ramm-Fischer A. Gibt es ein Post-Finasterid-Syndrom? [Is there a post-finasteride syndrome?]. Kongressbericht: World Congress of Dermatology 2019. Schweizer Zeitschrift für Dermatologie. April 2019. German. View PDF

Rynne A. Male Pattern Baldness and Propecia. Dr Andrew Rynne [blog]. October 17, 2010. Accessed December 3, 2023.

Rynne A. Male Pattern Baldness and Propecia / Proscar and Male Pattern Baldness. Doctor Andrew Rynne [blog]. February 28, 2011. Accessed December 3, 2023.

Rynne A. The worst possible balding treatment. Andrew J Rynne [blog], Medium. December 14, 2014. Accessed December 3, 2023.


Attia P. 260 ‒ Men’s sexual health: why it matters, what can go wrong, and how to fix it; with guest Dr. Mohit Khera [Video]. The Peter Attia Drive Podcast. YouTube. Published June 26, 2023. Segment on post-finasteride syndrome from 2:18:07.

Attia P. 273 ‒ Prostate health: common problems, cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and more; with guest Dr. Ted Schaeffer, MD [Video]. The Peter Attia Drive Podcast. Published October 4, 2023. Segment on post-finasteride syndrome from 1:24:10: TranscriptVideo

Huberman A. Dr. Michael Eisenberg: Improving Male Sexual Health, Function & Fertility [Video]. Huberman Lab Podcast. YouTube. Published November 6, 2023. Segment on post-finasteride syndrome from 2:09:01: TranscriptVideo

Huberman A. The science of healthy hair, hair loss and how to regrow hair [Video]. Huberman Lab Podcast. YouTube. Published April 10, 2023. Segment on post-finasteride syndrome from 1:51:01: TranscriptVideo

Presentations, videos & posters

See also: Abstracts at bottom of each year in main bibliography.

Agresti M. Post Finasteride Syndrome [Video]. Mark Agresti channel. YouTube. Published August 2, 2021.

Beley S. Le syndrome post Finastéride [Video]. French. YouTube. Published December 28, 2023.

Clearfield W. Post finasteride syndrome. Slides for presentation to American Osteopathic Society of Rheumatic Diseases – Congress of Medical Excellence 3.0. March 21, 2021. Slides are accompanied by an undated white paper. Accessed July 16, 2022.

Crisler J. The Post-Finasteride Syndrome [Video]. PFS Foundation channel. YouTube. Published August 27, 2012; date of presentation unknown.

Grimalt R. Post-finasteride syndrome (CS2-3). 10th World Congress for Hair Research; October 31–November 3, 2017; Kyoto, Japan. Program at

Ibarra Vilar P, Marín Pérez A, Hernández Peñalver AI, et al. Genitales ambiguos tras toma de finasteride [Ambiguous genitalia after taking finasteride]. Presented at: XXVII Reunión de la Sociedad Ginecológica Murciana: Laparoscopia ginecológica. March 4, 2017; Hospital Comarcal del Noroeste, Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain. Content warning: includes a sensitive image of a fetus. Abstract (Spanish) • English translation

Jacobs A. Post-finasteride syndrome and the neuroendocrine system. ISHRS 24th World Congress; September 2016; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Lew-Starowicz M, Reisman Y. Sexual dysfunction post SSRI and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors [Video]. Presented at: ESSM and IBSA Webinar (European Society for Sexual Medicine and Institut Biochimique SA); May 19, 2022.

Lwin A, Butcher M, Holland B, […], McVary KT 💊 [COIs]. 054 Post finasteride syndrome: Guess who—demographics from FDA database. J Sex Med. 2016;13(5, Supplement 1):S26. doi:10.1016/j.jsxm.2016.02.057

McVary KT 💊 [COIs]. Post-finasteride syndrome: an evaluation of the FAERS data on 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. Fact, fantasy or forget about it? Lecture at: Indiana Urologic Association 2018 Annual Meeting; February 24, 2018; Indianapolis, Indiana. Program (PDF) – see p. 5.

McVary KT 💊 [COIs]. Post-finasteride syndrome: fact, fantasy or forgetaboutit? Presented at: Advances in Urologic Care Presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital; October 10, 2019; Bora Bora, French Polynesia. Related tweet

Pastuszak A. Post finasteride syndrome [Video]. Utah Men’s Health channel. YouTube. Published July 11, 2019.

Reisman Y [Poster]. Post SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) and Post-Finasteride syndrome (PFS). Presented at: 12th European Congress of Andrology; October 19–21, 2022; Barcelona, Spain.

Rynne A. Baldness cure [Video]. Andrew Rynne channel. YouTube. Published June 19, 2024.

Tempus Hair Restoration. Movember, Finasteride for Hair Loss and the Post-Finasteride Syndrome [Video]. Facebook: The Hair Geek. November 25, 2020. [Segment on post-finasteride syndrome begins at 21:01]

Uloko M. Common Drug-Induced Sexual Dysfunction in Men [Video]. 30th Annual Perspectives in Urology: Point-Counterpoint. March 10, 2023.

Uloko M. Post finasteride syndrome [Video]. Webinar: Unusual sexual medicine conditions and their management [Agenda]. Sexual Medicine Society of North America. July 27, 2021.

Washenik K 💊 [COIs]. Emerging technology in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia. Presented at: 2017 CalDerm NorCal Conference; June 16-18, 2017; Napa, California. View PDF 

Washenik K 💊 [COIs]. Update on the post-finasteride controversy (LC-6). 10th World Congress for Hair Research [Program]; October 31–November 3, 2017; Kyoto, Japan.

Press releases & interviews

Campbell KJ. Dr. Campbell assesses adverse effects of finasteride in patients with alopecia and BPH [Video]. SMSNA Meeting coverage in Urology Times. October 25, 2021. (See also interview in Urology Times, SMSNA conference abstract and poster.)

Gordon M, Millenium Health Centers. Post-finasteride syndrome (PFS): a surmountable challenge for clinicians and a newfound hope for patients. PR Newswire. September 2, 2020.

Hart J. Dr. Campbell discusses SMSNA study on adverse drug reactions associated with finasteride. Urology Times. November 10, 2021. (See also video interview in Urology Times, SMSNA conference abstract and poster.)

Huberman A. Dr. Andrew Huberman — A Neurobiologist on Optimizing Sleep, Performance, and Testosterone (#521). The Tim Ferriss Show. July 8, 2021. Transcript (search for ‘finasteride’)

Irwig MS. Michael Irwig study quotes [Video]. YouTube: The George Washington University channel. March 9, 2011.

JAMA Dermatology. Adverse event reporting in clinical trials of finasteride for alopecia: Interview with authors SM Belknap and TJ Moore [Audio]. JN Learning on AMA Ed Hub. April 1, 2015. Audio at JN Learning

Maurice Collins interview [Video]. YouTube: You Need to be Yourself You Can’t be No One Else, episode 6. Hair Transplant Surgery – HRBR – Hair Restoration Blackrock. [Finasteride discussed from 26:00]