Show Summary Details
Page of

Premature ovarian failure: not the same as the ‘normal’ menopause 

Premature ovarian failure: not the same as the ‘normal’ menopause
Premature ovarian failure: not the same as the ‘normal’ menopause

Beth Cartwright

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 28 November 2021

Premature ovarian failure, defined as loss of ovarian function before the age of 45, affects 1 in 20 women. Whilst the cause is often unknown, this case describes the investigation and clinical management of premature ovarian failure in a 29-year-old woman, caused by an FMR1 premutation. It emphasizes the physiological and psychological differences in managing women with premature ovarian failure when compared to the ‘normal’ menopause, and the vital importance of oestrogen replacement therapy.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.