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A risk factor is something that increases your likelihood of getting a disease or condition.
Menopause is a natural process, which usually occurs around the age of 50. However, if the normal menstrual cycle is interrupted prior to age 40, it is thought to be abnormal and is referred to as premature menopause.
Risk factors for premature menopause include:
Family history of premature menopause
Surgical removal of the ovaries
Medications that reduce estrogen levels
Medical treatments (pelvic surgery, chemotherapy, or pelvic radiation therapy)
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http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq047.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20130416T1306377302. Updated February 2013. Accessed February 27, 2014.