What are the goals of sex steroid replacement in the treatment of hypogonadism?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Patients with hypogonadism are typically treated with sex steroid replacement. The goals of treatment are:

  • To promote the development of and maintain secondary sexual characteristics and normal sexual function
  • To build and sustain normal bone and muscle mass
  • To assist in the proper psychosocial adjustment of adolescents with hypogonadism

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