Ovarian follicle counts – not as simple as 1, 2, 3

  title={Ovarian follicle counts – not as simple as 1, 2, 3},
  author={Jonathan L. Tilly},
  journal={Reproductive biology and endocrinology : RB&E},
  pages={11 - 11}
Debate The functional life span of the ovaries is dictated in large part by the number of oocytes present, a number that is known to decline precipitously during both fetal development and postnatal life. Furthermore, studies from numerous laboratories have shown that exposure of the ovaries to a variety of pathological insults, such as anticancer therapies and environmental toxicants, accelerates oocyte and follicle depletion, consequently hastening the time at which ovarian failure is… CONTINUE READING