A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever need and will ovulate 400 times in her lifetime. But what are human eggs and how are they released?
- A woman is born with all her eggs.
- Eggs are stored in the ovaries, released at a rate of one per month.
- A woman will ovulate approximately 400 times in her life.
- If an egg is not fertilised within 24 hours, it disintegrates.
A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have, stored in her ovaries.
Her eggs developed when she was an 8 week-old embryo in her mother's womb.
And they remain stored in her ovaries until she reaches puberty.
From then on a signal from her pituitary gland at the ...