We are beginning to recognize that the regulation of reproductive senescence in females and its consequences are more complex than originally thought. We now realize that the brain plays an important role in the transition to infertility in rodents and perhaps contributions to the perimenopausal transition in women. Furthermore, the absence of estrogens leads to changes in many physiological systems. Thus, it is becoming clear that it is important to understand the broad impact of the prolonged hypoestrogenic state that characterizes the menopause.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology