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Fertility during perimenopause and premature menopause


Perimenopause is a natural part of aging.1 You may experience perimenopause symptoms during your late 30s or early 40s.2 During this time, your periods will become irregular, as ovulation becomes unpredictable and the ovaries produce fewer hormones.2, 3 And while falling pregnant may be challenging, it is possible to fall pregnant during perimenopause.2, 3

Premature menopause

Some women naturally start menopause before 40.4 Studies show premature menopause, or primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), occurs in 1 in 100 women.4 Even though women don’t ovulate when they have POI, there are times when the ovaries start to work again, making pregnancy possible.5 If you’re living with POI and don’t want to fall pregnant, contraception is advised.5

Should you have POI and want to have a baby, then your doctor may recommend fertility treatment.5 While it can be a long and expensive process, fertility treatment that involves egg donation can make a person’s family dreams come true.5

Monitor your menopause symptoms and complete the questionnaire so you can discuss it with your doctor.