Mechanisms of follicular dysfunction in 46,XX spontaneous premature ovarian failure.

@article{Nelson2003MechanismsOF,
  title={Mechanisms of follicular dysfunction in 46,XX spontaneous premature ovarian failure.},
  author={Lawrence M. Nelson and Vladimir K. Bakalov},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={613-37}
}
Approximately one half of young women who have 46,XX spontaneous premature ovarian failure have ovarian follicles remaining in the ovary. These follicles function intermittently and unpredictably, and pregnancies can occur in these women without intervention, even many years after the diagnosis. Clearly, the term "premature menopause" is an inaccurate term… CONTINUE READING