What is hypogonadism?
Also known as: male hypogonadism, idiopathic hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, testosterone deficiency, primary hypogonadism, secondary hypogonadism
The testicles function as part of a brain/gonad (testis in boys) system that stimulates the testes to secrete the male sex hormone called testosterone. Hypogonadism occurs when any part of this system doesn't function appropriately.
Hypogonadism may occur during intrauterine fetal life, in prepubertal boys, and after puberty.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
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