Menopause

Early Ovarian Insufficiency

Entering menopause before the age of 40 is uncommon. When this occurs, it can be unexpected or secondary to the effects of other medical treatments like chemotherapy, or ovarian surgery.  

Women who have experienced an early menopause need expert attention, specifically an individualized approach to hormonal and symptom management and fertility advice. Many women may not be aware that a woman with ovarian insufficiency can in many cases carry a pregnancy to term with hormonal support. In this circumstance, conception occurs using a donor egg or one of the woman’s own eggs if these were frozen at an earlier time.