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Number of follicles in the female before birth to puberty
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Number of follicles in the female before birth to puberty

The number of primordial follicles that will give rise to mature eggs decreases dramatically from embryonic development until puberty. The 500,000 primordial follicles that reach a woman's adulthood constitute her ovarian reserve, which will also diminish with age as she goes through her menstrual cycles.

By (gynecologist), (embryologist) and BSc, MSc (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/08/2021
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