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, 11 (2), 351-62

Exercise-associated Amenorrhea

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Exercise-associated Amenorrhea

C L Otis. Clin Sports Med.

Abstract

Currently, more is unknown than is known about the complex interactions of exercise and the female reproductive system. Three types of menstrual changes are observed in athletes: luteal phase deficiency, anovulation, and exercise-associated amenorrhea. This article presents a clinically oriented update on the hypothesized causes, evaluation, and management of menstrual changes in active women.

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