Biological versus chronological ovarian age: implications for assisted reproductive technology

@article{Alviggi2009BiologicalVC,
  title={Biological versus chronological ovarian age: implications for assisted reproductive technology},
  author={Carlo Alviggi and Peter S H Humaidan and Colin M Howles and Donald R. Tredway and Stephen G. Hillier},
  journal={Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology : RB&E},
  year={2009},
  volume={7},
  pages={101 - 101}
}
BACKGROUND Women have been able to delay childbearing since effective contraception became available in the 1960s. However, fertility decreases with increasing maternal age. A slow but steady decrease in fertility is observed in women aged between 30 and 35 years, which is followed by an accelerated decline among women aged over 35 years. A combination of delayed childbearing and reduced fecundity with increasing age has resulted in an increased number and proportion of women of greater than or… CONTINUE READING