Definitions for "Early menopause"
menopause before age 40. It needs treatment with ovulatory cycle-matching doses of transdermal estrogen and cyclic progesterone until approximately age 50 when the estrogen should be tapered and stopped.
This is also called premature ovarian failure. (The ovaries run out of eggs too early). The average age of menopause is 51 years of age. Premature menopause occurs before the age of 40. It is often an indicator of autoimmune problems in the woman and is often associated with a long history of infertility or pregnancy loss through miscarriage or IVF.
Menopause, whether naturally or induced, that comes before the average age of normal menopause, when in your 20's, 30's, or early 40's. Also called premature menopause