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Menopausal Health
Translational Research and Reproductive Senescence
Buyuk E, Neal-Perry G
The Female Patient. 2009;34(12):23-25

Research on extending the life span of female reproduction is in its infancy. Ovarian follicle depletion is a hallmark of reproductive aging, but ovarian factors are not the sole contributors to the menopausal transition. Recent research indicates the neuroendocrine axis also plays a role in female reproductive senescence, offering a step toward a fuller understanding of the physiological events that initiate ovarian compromise and reproductive aging.


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