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How do medications treat hypogonadism?

Medications used to treat hypogonadism are usually hormone-based drugs. These medications contain estrogen and progesterone (for females) or testosterone (for males) that replaces those sex hormones that the body lacks in people with hypogonadism. Estrogen medications are available as patches applied to the skin or as pills taken by mouth. Testosterone medications are available as patches, gels applied to the skin, a substance that's inserted between the upper teeth and gums, or an injection. In some cases, other hormone medications (such as progesterone or other pituitary hormones) may be used to treat infertility in both men and women.

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