Professor Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUP – Philippine General Hospital
Although the absence of menses causes no harm tothe body in a woman who isnot pregnant or postpartum, itis abnormal and thus is asource of concern. For thisreason, women usually seekmedical assistance when thiscondition occurs.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
•absence of menses in awoman who has never menstruated by age 16 ½years
•absence of menses for anarbitrary period, usually 6 to12 months