How does the prevalence of hypogonadism vary by age?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Hypogonadism may occur at any age; however, consequences differ according to the age at onset. If hypogonadism occurs prenatally (even if incomplete), sexual ambiguity may result. If hypogonadism occurs before puberty, puberty does not progress. If hypogonadism occurs after puberty, infertility and sexual dysfunction result.


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