Introduction to menstrual disturbances in athletes.

  title={Introduction to menstrual disturbances in athletes.},
  author={Anne B Loucks},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={35 9},
  • Anne B Loucks
  • Published 2003 in Medicine and science in sports and exercise
The first symposium on this topic at an annual meeting of ACSM was presented 22 yr ago when the high prevalence of menstrual disorders in athletes was becoming increasingly apparent. The clinical consequences and need for treatment for menstrual disturbances in athletes have been recognized by ACSM through the publication of its 1997 Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad. This mini-symposium presents an update on recent scientific advances on this topic. The first review in this symposium… CONTINUE READING