Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism is caused by a failure of the testes as a consequence of a disturbance of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. For example, some surgeries, injuries or tumours can damage the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in the male.
In addition, genetic alterations, high iron levels in the blood, high stress or the consumption of drugs and steroids could also be considered risk factors for the development of this type of hypogonadism in men, which would affect their fertility.
Read the full article on: Pre-testicular causes of male infertility ( 28).
By Cristina Mestre Ferrer B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Jessica García Cataño M.D., M.Sc. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 02/07/2023