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J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Jun;24(3):137-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2010.12.004. Epub 2011 Jan 26.

A family systems approach to primary ovarian insufficiency.

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  • 1Integrative Reproductive Medicine Group, Intramural Research Program on Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. sharon.covington@integramed.com


Receiving the diagnosis of Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) can be emotionally difficult and confusing for young girls and their families. Parents need assistance in knowing how to help their daughters understand and live with the diagnosis in a way that allows for healthy growth and development. This paper provides a starting point for parents and clinicians with "Tips and Tools for Talking: Helping Your Daughter Understand Primary Ovarian Insufficiency".

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