Premature ovarian failure: a review.

  title={Premature ovarian failure: a review.},
  author={Tanya A Nippita and Rodney Baber},
  journal={Climacteric : the journal of the International Menopause Society},
  volume={10 1},
OBJECTIVES To present an updated review on the etiology, consequences and management of premature ovarian failure. DESIGN A search of the English language literature using the Cochrane Library database and Medline 1966-2006, with a hand search of the references. CONCLUSION Premature ovarian failure is defined as the occurrence of amenorrhea, hypergonadotropinemia and estrogen deficiency in women under the age of 40 years, with the prevalence being 0.9-1.2%. In the majority of cases, the… CONTINUE READING


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