What Is the Perimenopause?

  • Rogerio A. Lobo
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In discussing the subject of the perimenopause, it is important to provide definitions, because there is lack of a consensus regarding terms used to describe this time in a woman’s life.


Endocrine Deficiency Estrogen Deficiency Reproductive Capacity Premature Ovarian Failure Ovarian Activity 
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