What are the complications of hypogonadism in females?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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In women with hypogonadism, complications include the social implication of failing to go through puberty with peers (if hypogonadism occurs before puberty). An additional concern for untreated women is osteoporosis, which can be avoided with estrogen replacement. Women who have hypogonadism because of hypothalamic or pituitary dysfunction can potentially become fertile with administration of gonadotropins. Women with primary hypogonadism are infertile; however, with in vitro fertilization using a donor ovum, these women can carry an infant to term.


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