A Medical Perspective of Women Aged 35–45

  • W. H. Utian
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The process of aging, a continuum from conception until death, is demarcated in the female by several specific milestones, including menarche and menopause. The pertinent question addressed by this communication is whether the later reproductive years in the human female represent a period of real medical risk. The differentiation of specific sex-related disorders from the concurrent aging process and associated psychosocio-cultural factors represents a difficult challenge.


Primordial Follicle Human Female Human Ovary Coelomic Epithelium Peripheral Conversion 
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