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Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

Journal für Reproduktionsmedizin und Endokrinologie - Journal of Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology 2015; 12 (4): 274-278

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Keywords: insufficiencyMenopauseovarianprematureprimary

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) is a distressing condition that affects 1% of women under the age of 40 years. The diagnosis should be considered in young women with secondary amenorrhoea or oligomenorrhoea of more than 4 months and although tests should be performed to elucidate the cause of POI, the cause is often not found. A multidisciplinary approach is required to help women with the emotional aspect of losing their fertility, and the management of hormone replacement to mitigate the long term health risks associated with the condition.
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