Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

A Clinical Guide to Early Menopause

  • Nanette F. Santoro
  • Amber R. Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sarah Eckhardt, Melissa Wellons
    Pages 1-17
  3. Nastaran Foyouzi, Lisa J. Green, Sally A. Camper
    Pages 19-35
  4. Amanda A. Allshouse, Amy L. Semple
    Pages 37-49
  5. Violet Klenov, Amber R. Cooper
    Pages 51-73
  6. Nicole Doyle, Nicole Kay Banks, Erin Foran Wolff
    Pages 75-100
  7. Nanette F. Santoro, Margaret E. Wierman, Corinne Canty-Woessner
    Pages 101-114
  8. Lisa Marii Cookingham, Laxmi A. Kondapalli
    Pages 115-124
  9. Deborah E. Ikhena, Jared C. Robins
    Pages 125-136
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About this book


Presenting the most current and relevant information on the diagnosis and management of primary ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature ovarian failure (POI/POF), this book presents two equally important voices. The first is the scientific, evidence-based voice discussing the latest information on POI/POF in a concise and logical fashion: etiologies, symptoms, genetics, mechanisms, associated conditions, as well as psychological and lifestyle considerations. The second voice presents the first-person stories of affected women, who are often faced with a diagnosis of irreversible infertility at a very young age and who somehow learn to live with great uncertainty about their ability to create a family – a core identity issue for many women. It is thus not simply a clinical, case-based presentation, but a more collaborative effort between clinicians who are well-versed in the field and women who have POI/POF. Primary Ovarian Insufficiency: A Clinical Guide to Early Menopause will therefore be an excellent practical yet personal reference for OB/GYNs, reproductive medicine specialists, and any clinician, nurse or health care worker treating women living with POI/POF.


Egg donation Hormone therapy In vitro fertilization Infertility Menopause Ovarian function Premature menopause Premature ovarian failure Primary ovarian insufficiency Reproductive endocrinology Treatment-independent conception

Editors and affiliations

  • Nanette F. Santoro
    • 1
  • Amber R. Cooper
    • 2
  1. 1.Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of ColoradoAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Obstetrics and GynecologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22490-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22491-6
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