Why ARE young women hitting the menopause? New research reveals their fertile years could be shorter than feared as these women discovered…

Why ARE young women hitting the menopause? New research reveals their fertile years could be shorter than feared as these women discovered…

Why ARE young women hitting the menopause New research reveals their fertile years could be shorter than feared – as these women discovered…

12:26 AM on 21st July 2011

Against the clock: More women are experiencing the menopause early endangering their chance to be mothers (posed by model)

Against the clock: More women are experiencing the menopause early endangering their chance to be mothers (posed by model)

Shocked: Lindsey Foots was surprised to learn that she had gone into early menopause in her 30s

Shocked: Lindsey Foots was surprised to learn that she had gone into early menopause in her 30s

Symptoms: Debbie Kamis, from West Sussex, began to have hot flushes at 39 and her periods dropped to just four a year

Symptoms: Debbie Kamis, from West Sussex, began to have hot flushes at 39 and her periods dropped to just four a year

Links: Some believe that with young girls drinking more than previous generations an epidemic of POF might emerge in years to come

Links: Some believe that with young girls drinking more than previous generations an epidemic of POF might emerge in years to come