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Total testosterone goes down by about 1-2% per year , starting sometime in your 30s, and bioavailable testosterone decreases by about 2-3% a year. Those numbers can be pretty misleading though. Men approaching middle age tend to exercise a lot less, and eat a lot worse. So nobody really knows what a “natural” decline in testosterone looks like, on a population-wide basis. It’s kind of like saying muscle mass decreases 1-2% a year once you hit middle age … that decrease can have a lot to do with more time spent on work and family, and less time spent trying to get ripped to attract a partner (among other reasons, of course).
Testosterone is a hormone produced in the male testes. During a boy's pubescent years (ages 9 to 14), there is an increase in production that leads to male secondary sexual characteristics such as a deeper voice, more muscle mass, facial hair growth and enlargement of the Adam's apple (among others). Some teenage boys experience these puberty changes at later ages than others. The timing of puberty is often genetically determined (through heredity), but other factors can play a role in delaying it, such as poor nutrition, physical trauma and certain diseases. Stimulating testosterone production naturally is possible in teen boys, although in rare cases hormone therapy may be needed to trigger and complete puberty.