Ovarian hypofunction is reduced function of the ovaries (including decreased production of hormones).
Ovarian hypofunction may be caused by genetic factors such as chromosome abnormalities. It may also occur with certain autoimmune disorders that disrupt the normal function of the ovaries. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy can also cause ovarian hypofunction.
Women with ovarian hypofunction may develop symptoms of menopause, which include:
Irregular or absent periods
Ovarian hypofunction may also make it hard for a woman to become pregnant.