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Risk Factors for Premature Menopause
- Family history of premature menopause
- Surgical removal of the ovaries
- Medications that reduce estrogen levels
- Autoimmune diseases
- Medical treatments (pelvic surgery, chemotherapy, or pelvic radiation therapy)
Menopause. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated January 15, 2013. Accessed April 18, 2013.
Menopause. National Institute on Aging website. Available at: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/menopause. Updated February 13, 2014. Accessed February 27, 2014.
Menopause. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq047.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20130416T1306377302. Updated February 2013. Accessed February 27, 2014.
- Reviewer: Kim Carmichael, MD
- Review Date: 03/2014
- Update Date: 04/29/2014