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Premature Menopause Directory

In the U.S., the average age of onset for "natural" menopause is 51. However, because of genetics, illness, or medical procedures, some women go through menopause before the age of 40. Menopause that occurs before this age, whether natural or induced, is known as premature menopause. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about premature menopause, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.

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From PMS to perimenopause and on into menopause, hormonal ups and downs can wreak havoc on a woman's life. WebMD asked several top experts for advice on how women can take control and feel better fast. See how you can escape the horror hormones cause.

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