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Causes of Premature Menopause

Additional Information on Premature Menopause:


1.      Frequently Asked Questions - Menopause and Menopause Treatments - This fact sheet discusses menopause symptoms and treatments, including postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and the practical steps women can take to alleviate symptoms and prevent diseases like osteoporosis and heart disease.

2.      Health Care and Maintenance for Women Undergoing Risk-Reducing Ovarian Surgery - This publication explains menopause symptoms and the associated health concerns for women who are considering risk-reducing ovarian surgery.

3.      When Surgery Causes Menopause (Copyright © NAMS) - This fact sheet provides patient-friendly information on hysterectomy and the surgical procedures that can cause menopause.

4.      Early Menopause Guidebook (Copyright © NAMS) - This booklet explains natural and premature menopause. It also lists the symptoms and treatments associated with menopause, and gives information on postmenopausal health concerns.

5.      Facing Menopause and its Symptoms (Copyright © - This publication is for women who are going through premature menopause due to treatment for breast cancer. It explains menopause symptoms, how to cope with them, and what treatments are available.

6.      Induced Menopause Explained (Copyright © NAMS) - This fact sheet provides patient-friendly information on induced menopause and why it may occur after chemotherapy or surgery.


  1. American Menopause Foundation
  2. Hormone Foundation
  3. The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)


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Reviewed on March 01, 2006

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