I didn’t know about the fat loss benefits. KSMan is very pro-HCG for its mood benefits and its potential to keep ‘the boys’ functional while on TRT…which is why I asked the doc.
TRT, btw, makes about 70% of Caucasians sterile; about 95% of Asian men (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism study).
I think part of the confusion comes from the variety of reasons people are exploring “replacement therapy”. Some people are looking for simple replacement while others are looking for supraphysiological levels.
For increasing endogenous production to normal levels, HCG is potentially a very good way to go about it, as it works similarly to LH. Of course, some people that are suffering from low levels of test simply are no longer able to produce adequate amounts via this pathway.
If someone was thinking about having children in the future it would make sense to stimulate endogenous production, if possible, before exploring test injections due to the sterility issues that you mention.
Anyway, as for doctors, many of them in practice today are working with information that is decades out of date when in fields outside of their area of expertise or specialization.
Of course their average patient is an idiot, so I guess not listening to patients, ever, is not hard to understand either.