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What are the differences between infertility and premature ovarian failure?

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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: They're different

Infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy within a year or so of having unprotected intercourse.
There are many different causes of infertility. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the temporary or permanent cessation of ovarian function before age 40. Pof can be one of the many causes of infertility.

In brief: They're different

Infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy within a year or so of having unprotected intercourse.
There are many different causes of infertility. Premature ovarian failure (pof) is the temporary or permanent cessation of ovarian function before age 40. Pof can be one of the many causes of infertility.
Dr. Scott Roseff
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Very different

Premature ovarian failure (pof) is when the ovaries shut down before age 40.
That usually leads to infertility. Some women with infertility find out during a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist that they have pof. But the vast majority of women with infertility do not have pof. There are many contributing factors to infertility.

In brief: Very different

Premature ovarian failure (pof) is when the ovaries shut down before age 40.
That usually leads to infertility. Some women with infertility find out during a consultation with a reproductive endocrinologist that they have pof. But the vast majority of women with infertility do not have pof. There are many contributing factors to infertility.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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