The biological basis of the menopause.

  title={The biological basis of the menopause.},
  author={Stephanie J. Richardson},
  journal={Bailliere's clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={7 1},
Age-related changes occur throughout the reproductive lifespan of normal healthy women. From the age of 20, the menstrual interval gradually shortens and becomes increasingly regular until the perimenopause. This is related to a shortening of the follicular rather than the luteal phase of the cycle. Serum FSH concentration is elevated during the follicular phase in older women who are still menstruating regularly, while serum inhibin levels are decreased in both the follicular and luteal phases… CONTINUE READING


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