Hypergonadotropic hypogonadism or primary hypogonadism is an alteration in the Leydig cells that causes an insufficient production of testosterone. As a consequence, spermatogenesis does not occur correctly.
Possible causes of primary hypogonadism include genetic disorders and systemic diseases. In addition, infectious diseases or testicular failure can also cause this type of hypogonadism in men.
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By Blanca Paraíso M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 04/03/2023