Stockport, Greater Manchester, If your friends are confused about the age of puberty and menarche, Sarah Johnson just have to feel sorrow and despair because of experiencing menopause at a very young age, which is 12 years old when he had several times felt the menstruation.
Sarah Johnson is considered the youngest woman in Britain who suffer from menopause, which usually affects women over the age of 50 years. She stopped menstruating at age 12 years, when friends of his age just experienced the first menstruation.
“I once heard a young age most girls who experience early menopause is 17 years old. So this is very young. It’s also very very rare,” explained Dr Peter Bowen-Simpkins, consultant gynecologist, as reported by Thesun .
Research shows that the average age of menopause is 51 years old. This is because the ovaries run out of eggs (decreased estrogen), so that women can no longer have a child.
Menopausal women will usually experience symptoms such as disturbances in the urinary tract and vagina, restless sleep, the body feels uncomfortable, often appears stiff and back pain, vaginal dryness, flushed face and neck it feels like burning.
Sarah was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder Mosaic Turner Syndrome, which means he will never get pregnant naturally. He even had to undergo hormone replacement therapy since the age of 14 years in an effort to treat the side effects of menopause.
In the case of Mosaic Turner Syndrome, a girl will usually start menstruating at a normal time but tend to stop menstruating at the age of 20 years.
Turner Syndrome causes her to lose one X chromosome that makes it will never menstruate. While Mosaic Turner Syndrome is only the proportion of chromosomally abnormal and this explains why they are still menstruating.
Mosaic Turner Syndrome (MTS) is a genetic condition which means a woman loses the X chromosome (sex chromosomes), which is a chromosome in some cells and affects sexual development.
Typically, a woman with MTS will have a regular menstrual cycle until the end usian20-year. Very rarely stops the menstrual cycle in the years pre-teen or teen.
Now Sarah was aged 27 years and was so scared that he will never fulfill his dream of having a baby.
“Children are a big thing in my family. I have a sister, two brothers, seven nephews and one female and one more is in the process of pregnancy. We are a big family,” said Sarah Johnson.
Since experiencing menopause at age 12, she is very disturbed confidence and despair. He claimed to be attracted to men, but he was shy and did not dare to touch serious.
“I have to tell them about my condition and they will go. I do not have a boyfriend at school,” he recalls.
This brown-haired girl to keep her secret from friends until he was 17 years old. He has revealed everything after meeting her future husband, Vinny (32 years) an IT administrator, when he worked as a waitress.
With honesty Sarah turned out to make her husband understand and accept what it is.They finally married in 2004.
However, their attempts to have children has not been successful. After 7 years of infertility treatment, Sarah not getting pregnant. Shortage of eggs has hampered their efforts.
Last year there was an anonymous woman to donate eggs, but this attempt failed and they are now desperate to find a new donor.
“We have been looking for donors for seven years. In fact we are looking for one when we set our wedding. Donors must be aged between 18 to 35 years, non-smoker, fit and healthy and already has had a complete family,” explains Sarah.
If their attempt fails, the couple from Stockport, Greater Manchester it will consider adopting a child.
“We’re just ordinary people. We want to get married and have children like any other couple. I just want to be like everyone else and have the opportunity to become a mother. I have dedicated my life to become a mother. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. I just hope one day I could live my dream, “please Sarah.
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