Premature Ovarian Failure Directory
Premature ovarian failure occurs when the ovaries stop releasing eggs before the age of 40. Menopause-like symptoms include irregular or no periods, infertility, hot flashes, and vaginal dryness. Causes of premature ovarian failure may be genetic, an autoimmune response, or a result of cancer radiation therapy. Treatment may include hormone therapy. It is difficult, but not impossible, to become pregnant with the condition. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about premature ovarian failure, its symptoms, diagnosis, health risks, treatment, and much more.
What Is Primary Ovarian Insufficiency or Premature Ovarian Failure?
Premature ovarian failure is when the ovaries stop working before age 40. It’s not the same as menopause. Learn the symptoms and causes.
Irregular Periods and Getting Pregnant
WebMD explains the causes of infertility and offers tips for getting pregnant.
Fertility Tests for Women
WebMD explains the tests that help diagnose infertility in women.
An Overview of Fertility Drugs
Learn more from WebMD about fertility drugs, including how they work and their side effects.
Understanding Bone Density
Laura Corio, MD, talks about bone density concerns for menopausal women.
Pregnancy & Menopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio discusses whether birth control is still needed by women going through menopause.
Coping With Perimenopause
Ob-Gyn Laura Corio talks about what women can do to cope with perimenopause symptoms.
What Is Perimenopause?
Laura Corio, MD, discusses perimenopause symptoms and what you might expect.