Q: How common is premature ovarian failure?
Dr. Donnica: Premature ovarian failure (POF) is also known as premature menopause: it is
defined as menopause for any reason before age 40. This condition affects affects
approximately one in a hundred women under the age of 40 and one in a thousand
women under the age of 30.
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Created: 12/14/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.