Exercise-associated amenorrhea

Clin Sports Med. 1992 Apr;11(2):351-62.


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amenorrhea / etiology*
  • Bone Density
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Menstrual Cycle