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Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) or premature menopause

The average age for someone to go through the menopause, when they stop producing eggs, is about 51.

However, it can happen much earlier, including when someone is still in their teens, 20s or 30s.

This is known as premature ovarian insufficiency or POI. There aren’t any treatments for POI.

You may want to consider hormone replacement therapy and, if you want to get pregnant, egg donation.



Daisy Network: What is POI?­about-poi/what-is-poi/

The Daisy Network is a national charity which supports women who experience POI and has information about signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and specialist clinics.

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