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Decrease of egg count during a woman’s life
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Decrease of egg count during a woman’s life

Ovarian reserve refers to the number of eggs that women have at an exact moment in time. All women are born with a finite number of eggs of approximately 1-2 million, although the fetus at 20 weeks gestation has 6-7 million eggs. As a woman ages, the number of eggs available decreases. Thus, a woman has about 300,000 eggs at puberty.

Finally, when a woman reaches menopause, the number of eggs will be depleted and she will have no ovarian reserve.

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By (embryologist), MD (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and (invitra staff).
Last Update: 01/21/2021