Genetics of Early and Normal Menopause.

  title={Genetics of Early and Normal Menopause.},
  author={Joop S E Laven},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  volume={33 6},
Menopause is defined as the permanent cessation of ovulation and hence menstruation due to ovarian failure. The median age of menopause is 51 years. However, early menopause might occur at 40 years of age while late menopause might happen as late as 62 years of age. Premature menopause is defined as the cessation of ovulation prior to the age of 40 years, a condition generally referred to as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI). Menopause is also a highly heritable condition. Genetic variants… CONTINUE READING
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