What is primary ovarian insufficiency?
Primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) is a medical condition in which a person’s ovaries stop functioning normally before the age of 40. While it’s been referred to in the past as “premature menopause,” this isn’t entirely accurate. You can still ovulate and have your periods with POI, as your ovaries may not stop working entirely. You can also still become pregnant, although you may have more difficulty conceiving. The condition doesn’t mean that you’ll enter early menopause or that you’re aging prematurely.