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How common is it to have premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: 1%

1 out of 100 women have premature ovarian failure, or shutting down of the ovaries before age 40.
Many other women have a very early menopause in their early 40's, which really is not normal, even though that is technically not premature ovarian failure. Some women (5%) can later recover some function of their ovaries.

In brief: 1%

1 out of 100 women have premature ovarian failure, or shutting down of the ovaries before age 40.
Many other women have a very early menopause in their early 40's, which really is not normal, even though that is technically not premature ovarian failure. Some women (5%) can later recover some function of their ovaries.
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