Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) (cont.)
In this Article
- What is premature ovarian failure (POF)?
- What causes premature ovarian failure?
- What happens differently in premature ovarian failure?
- How many women have premature ovarian failure?
- What are the symptoms of premature ovarian failure?
- How do I know if I have premature ovarian failure?
- Are there treatments for the symptoms of premature ovarian failure?
- Is HRT safe for me to take if I have premature ovarian failure?
- How will having premature ovarian failure affect my overall health?
- Does having premature ovarian failure mean that I'll be infertile or unable to have children?
- What are researchers doing to learn more about premature ovarian failure?
- Where can I go for more information about premature ovarian failure?
- Find a local Obstetrician-Gynecologist in your town
Where can I go for more information about premature ovarian failure?
The NICHD supports and conducts research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations, including premature ovarian failure. The mission of the NICHD is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives, free from disease or disability, and to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of all people through optimal rehabilitation. You can contact the NICHD at:
The NICHD Information Resource Center
P.O. Box 3006,
Rockville, MD 20847
Fax: (301) 984-1473
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SOURCE: National Institute of Child and Health and Human Development
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2009
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