Ovarian Failure or Insufficiency

Ovarian Failure or Insufficiency

Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is defined as the development of reduced ovarian function before the age of 40 years. The presenting symptoms are similar to those of menopause. The condition was previously referred to as “premature menopause” and “premature ovarian failure.” The incidence of spontaneous POI is approximately 1 in 250 by age 35 years and 1 in 100 by age 40 years. In its fully developed form, it is associated with absent or few periods with symptoms of estrogen deficiency, and certain hormonal levels in the menopausal range before age 40 years.

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