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What is hypogonadism?

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Hypogonadism is when the testicles (also called gonads) don't make enough testosterone. Primary hypogonadism happens when there is a problem or abnormality in the testicles themselves. Secondary hypogonadism happens when there's a problem with the pituitary gland in the brain, which sends chemical messages to the testicles to produce testosterone.

Hypogonadism can happen during fetal development, at puberty, or in adult men.

From: Infertility and Testicular Disorders WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

SOURCE: American Urology Association.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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