Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) or premature menopause

Although the average age for women to go through the menopause, when they stop producing eggs, is about 51, this can happen much earlier. It can happen when a woman is still in her teens, twenties or thirties and this is known as premature ovarian insufficiency or POI. There aren’t any treatments and you may need to consider hormone replacement therapy and, if you want to get pregnant, egg donation.