Treatment of infertility with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism: 10-year experience in Auckland, New Zealand

Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2012 Jun;52(3):293-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2012.01450.x.


Infertility in idiopathic or acquired hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) was managed with exogenous gonadotropins and artificial reproduction as needed, in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2000 to 2010. Of eight men seeking conception, 2/2 with acquired HH but only 2/6 with congenital HH achieved clinical pregnancy with exogenous gonadotropins, whereas 12/14 women (86%) achieved one or more live births. Current gonadotropin treatment does not seem to be optimal for men with congenital HH.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Gonadotropins / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Hypogonadism / complications
  • Hypogonadism / drug therapy*
  • Infertility, Female / drug therapy*
  • Infertility, Female / etiology
  • Infertility, Male / drug therapy*
  • Infertility, Male / etiology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • New Zealand
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Rate
  • Sex Factors


  • Gonadotropins