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Risk Factors for Premature Menopause
A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
Menopause is a natural process, which usually occurs around the age of 50. However, if the normal menstrual cycle is interrupted prior to age 40, it is thought to be abnormal and is referred to as premature menopause.
Risk factors for premature menopause include:
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.or.... Accessed November 2009.
North American Menopause Society website. Available at: http://www.menopause.org. Accessed February 15, 2006.
Last reviewed September 2012 by Andrea Chisholm
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