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How common is primary hypogonadism?

The total number of people affected by primary hypogonadism is unclear. It has been proposed that the condition is underdiagnosed. No hard numbers exist, although it is thought that, for example one to two percent of all male infertility cases can be linked to hypogonadism.

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What is hypogonadotropic hypogonadism?
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Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism refers to the failure of the testicles to produce sperm due to a h...
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Does hypogonadism affect men differently than women?
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Hypogonadism can affect both men and women, but it affects the sexes somewhat differently. Sex hormo...
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Is undescended testis a form of hypogonadism?
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Undescended testis does not affect the release of testosterone, and thus does not qualify as a form ...
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What is primary hypogonadism?
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Hypogonadism describes a condition in which the sex glands do not produce a normal or sufficient amo...
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