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MGH Faculty Development Podcast

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Faculty Development Podcast

Jun 6, 2023

“Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea and PCOS - Interrelations and Differentiations”

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures offer the opportunity for women faculty from outside institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars to present on their expertise, either alone or in tandem with an Anne Klibanski Scholar.

Presenter: Marlene Hager, MD, PhD, Clinical Division of Gynecological Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine, Department of OB/GYN, Medical University of Vienna

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants were able to:

  • Recognize that in functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) patients without polycystic ovary morphology (PCOM), decreased anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels do not seem to be a sign of diminished ovarian reserve (DOR)
  • Indicate that the prevalence of PCOM in FHA patients is 30-50%, so the differential diagnosis between PCOS and FHA is a very common and important one
  • Identify that women affected by FHA showing PCOM tend to reveal some characteristics of PCOS - presumably some of these women were suffering from PCOS

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