What is the incidence of hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In women with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism (ie, gonadal failure), the most common cause of hypogonadism is Turner syndrome, which has an incidence of 1 case per 2,500-10,000 live births. In men with hypergonadotropic hypogonadism, the most common cause is Klinefelter syndrome, which has an incidence of 1 case per 500-1000 live births. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is rarer.


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