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Ovarian hypofunction

  • Definition

    Ovarian hypofunction is reduced function of the ovaries (including decreased production of hormones).

    Alternative Names

    Premature ovarian failure

    Causes, incidence, and risk factors

    Ovarian hypofunction may be caused by genetic factors such as chromosome abnormalities, or it may occur with certain autoimmune disorders that disrupt normal ovarian function.

    Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can also cause ovarian hypofunction.