Females are not capable of producing eggs in adulthood, but are born with a number of eggs already established for the rest of their reproductive life. The opposite is true for men, who are able to produce spermatozoa de novo in a process known as spermatogenesis.
How many eggs does a woman produce in adulthood?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 06/08/2021
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)