Last Updated on Apr 03, 2008

Overview and History

If a woman has not started menstruating by the age of 16, she has Primary Amenorrhea

Menstruation in a girl is often celebrated as advent of womanhood and some communities even celebrate this by ceremoniously blessing the girl. It empowers the continuum of life… and procreation. If there is delay in its onset there is Anxiety generated among parents who may seek the advice of a doctor.

Absence of menstruation is called Amenorrhea. This menstrual disorder is quite common among young women and it indicates lack of menses. It can be classified as primary and secondary.

Primary Amenorrhea refers to a condition where a woman has not attained menarche even at age 16, while Secondary Amenorrhea refers to the absence of menses at a given time, in a woman who has been menstruating.

On an average, most women start menstruating between the age of twelve and thirteen. If the pubertal signs are present and normal, the wait until sixteen years is mandatory, before steps are taken to correct the disorder. Primary Amenorrhea may be accompanied by signs of puberty or it may be characterized by the lack of it.

It's not a curse.... ,It's not a curse.... , It's not a curse....

It signals transformation,

growth, evolution, femininity,


the gift of procreation,

re-creation, and regeneration....

(On Menstruation -


  1. Balachander,G; Raghavan, G; Rajaram, SS (1993)
  2. J.Obstetrics and. Gynaecology of India, 43(4): 599-604

Latest Publications and Research on Primary Amenorrhea


rohina Sunday, February 16, 2014

hi,i have suffered from same problem ,primary amenorrhea. i m 30 years old .i have small size uterus, was on hormonal therapy for so many years. is there any chances of pregnancy if i get married. plz let me inform any best dr. for this issue.

raheel123 Thursday, September 12, 2013

My wife is primary amenorrhea patient n age is 30 years,married before two years,get 3 time 17mm 3 or 4 follicles,we want baby soon plz help us

rahul.raj Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Hello mam My wife is 19 year old and she face at this time amenorrhea around two month her period is fully blocked from two month, so what i do mam plz-plz mention me mam

Ainny Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Its called secondary amenorrhoea consult a good dr

zoha1 Friday, May 10, 2013

i hv a problem of it i m 19 period not coming breast not devolpe and ovry size .5 little nd harmones are less wht shuold for become ok

tammycammy Tuesday, September 25, 2012

i used to have regular period until I took emergency conraceptive pills. Now I am three months delayed and the PTs that I took are negative. What should I do?

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