Is Age a Factor in Fertility?

Is Age a Factor in Fertility?

by Yenny (SU)
Women are born with all the eggs they will have throughout their lifetime – approximately 1 to 2 million of them. However, unlike skin or blood cells that can regenerate and multiply, the body isn’t able to produce more egg cells, so the number gradually decreases with age. For example, by puberty, a woman’s egg count may be 1 million, then 500,000 by her early 20s, and significantly less by the time she reaches menopause.