The progressive decline in female reproductive potential with increasing age has been well documented. It is generally accepted that this diminution relates principally to changes in oocyte quality. Women, with a depleted oocyte supply to the point that few oocytes remain that are capable of producing an offspring are said to have diminished ovarian reserve. […]
Ovarian reserve is the term used to describe the ability of a woman’s ovaries to produce eggs that will ultimately produce a baby. Age is an important determinant of ovarian reserve, but ovarian reserve can be severely affected even in younger women. This decline in ovarian reserve can occur due to surgery, smoking, cancer treatments, […]
Female age has been shown in multiple studies to be a predictor of poor reproductive success with assisted reproductive technology (ART) resulting in decreased fertility rates, increased miscarriage rates, and decreased embryo implantation rates. This decline in female reproductive function can be explained partly by an increase in chromosomal anomalies observed in oocytes and embryos.