How does the prevalence of hypogonadism vary by sex?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism is more common in males than in females because the incidence of Klinefelter syndrome (the most common cause of primary hypogonadism in males) is higher than the incidence of Turner syndrome (the most common cause of hypogonadism in females). Incidence of hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is equal in males and females.


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