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Male delayed puberty is a condition in which a male does not experience the normal physical changes associated with puberty. This includes the development of secondary sexual characteristics such as facial and body hair, deepening of the voice, and increased muscle mass. It can also include a delay in the onset of puberty-related hormones such as testosterone. Delayed puberty can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetic disorders, chronic illnesses, and certain medications. Treatment for delayed puberty depends on the underlying cause and may include hormone therapy, lifestyle changes, and/or surgery.
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