Breakthrough treatment that reverses symptoms of early menopause

A new study offers hope for women with premature menopause that in the future, they may be able to conceive naturally or have fertility treatment using their own eggs.

This technique has the potential to stimulate the resumption of ovarian function, not just allowing ovulation and pregnancy but also a return of normal hormone levels, which may reduce or avoid the need for hormone-replacement therapy. ‘Many questions remain unanswered… and cautious optimism must be the message at present. Although this treatment provides an exciting hope for the future, the efficacy and long-term safety of stem cell transplant for POI needs to be established in larger studies.