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Does age influence female fertility?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez.
Last Update: 11/05/2021

The answer is yes. As women age, changes occur in the ovaries that affect fertility.

All women are born with a finite number of eggs and no new eggs are produced throughout life. This number of eggs decreases as a woman's age increases until it is completely depleted by the time she reaches the menopausal stage.

Therefore, age is an essential factor for female fertility and for achieving pregnancy.

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 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.