Ovarian reserve screening in infertility: practical applications and theoretical directions for research.

@article{Sills2009OvarianRS,
  title={Ovarian reserve screening in infertility: practical applications and theoretical directions for research.},
  author={E Scott Sills and Michael M. Alper and Anthony P. H. Walsh},
  journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={146 1},
  pages={30-6}
}
The concept of ovarian reserve describes the natural oocyte endowment and is closely associated with female age, which is the single most important factor influencing reproductive outcome. Fertility potential first declines after the age of 30 and moves downward rapidly thereafter, essentially reaching zero by the mid-40s. Conceptions beyond this age are exceedingly rare, unless oocytes obtained from a younger donor are utilised. How best to estimate ovarian reserve clinically remains… CONTINUE READING
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