A 38-year-old member asked:

Which bmi would you have to be in order to not have a period?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Not sure: Some underweight women (low bmi) will not cycle yet others with the same bmi do. The same is true for overweight women - some cycle regularly and others do not regardless of their bmi.
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