by Emily Goebel, MD FRCPC
March 6, 2023
Atrophy of the ovary is a normal part of the aging process and a non-cancerous change. Atrophy can be seen around the time or after a woman has reached menopause.
When examined under the microscope, no developing ova (eggs) are seen and there is less stroma compared to the ovary of a reproductive-age woman. As a result, the ovary is smaller and ovulation stops.