Premature Ovarian Failure News and Research

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Premature ovarian failure (POF) is a condition that is characterized by the ovaries ceasing to function before the age of 40. This is distinct from premature menopause as women still have an occasional period and it is possible for them to get pregnant. POF affects approximately 1 in 100 women of childbearing age younger than 40 years old.
New blood test more accurately predicts the final menstrual period

New blood test more accurately predicts the final menstrual period

"Jumping genes" within eggs determine their survival

"Jumping genes" within eggs determine their survival

Research shows how the body tries to eliminate egg cells of poorest quality

Research shows how the body tries to eliminate egg cells of poorest quality

Prenatal exposures to BPA may pose threat to human ovarian function

Prenatal exposures to BPA may pose threat to human ovarian function

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure

UW-Madison researcher explores how female fertility is affected by development of the ovary in mice

UW-Madison researcher explores how female fertility is affected by development of the ovary in mice

Identifying gene variants that contribute to ovarian reserve may improve female fertility

Identifying gene variants that contribute to ovarian reserve may improve female fertility

Researchers discover quirk of cell aging that could help detect late-onset Alzheimer's

Researchers discover quirk of cell aging that could help detect late-onset Alzheimer's

Existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from infertility after cancer treatments

Existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from infertility after cancer treatments

Study shows promise for successful ovarian transplantation in future

Study shows promise for successful ovarian transplantation in future

Hormonal therapy may protect women's ovaries, increase chances of pregnancy after breast cancer treatment

Hormonal therapy may protect women's ovaries, increase chances of pregnancy after breast cancer treatment

Discovery opens door to more targeted, effective treatments for cancer

Discovery opens door to more targeted, effective treatments for cancer

Scientists solve mystery about the origin of ovarian cell

Scientists solve mystery about the origin of ovarian cell

Adding goserelin drug to chemotherapy prevents early menopause in young women with breast cancer

Adding goserelin drug to chemotherapy prevents early menopause in young women with breast cancer

Tel Aviv University study throws spotlight on gene mutation responsible for premature ovarian failure

Tel Aviv University study throws spotlight on gene mutation responsible for premature ovarian failure

Studies show increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension in egg donation patients

Studies show increased risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension in egg donation patients

Goserelin can help reduce risk of early menopause in young women with breast cancer

Goserelin can help reduce risk of early menopause in young women with breast cancer

Study finds premature menopause associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function

Study finds premature menopause associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function

Study suggests possibility of engineering artificial ovaries in lab

Study suggests possibility of engineering artificial ovaries in lab

New research to rewrite textbooks on how ovaries are formed

New research to rewrite textbooks on how ovaries are formed