Children's Health Tips

Premature Menopause in Girls – It CAN Happen

The average age range for menopause is 45 – 55 years old, and premature menopause is defined as menopause that occurs in women under the age of 40. It’s hard to imagine that young women in their twenties and even teens can also experience early menopause. It’s rare. But this does happen.

In most cases where a girl experiences early menopause, there is a factor such as hysterectomy, partial hysterectomy, autoimmune disorder, viral infections, or possibly radiation or chemotherapy for cancer treatment. However, there are other factors that can contribute to early menopause in girls.

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