This is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard lately.
Yes it is.
I'm not a biologist, but I have three good challenges to this theory:
1. Why doesn't male fertility have an age limit? A 20 year old honey will get tired of her 60 year old sugar daddy well before he turns 80.
2. Out of all mammals, human pregnancy is the hardest because we are bipedal. I theorize that menopause is for survival ... pregnancy is relatively harder on human females. Ending the ability to become pregnant when strength begins to wane allows females to live longer.
3. Until very recently, the human lifespan was about 35 years. Did menopause exist 5000 years ago? I am guessing that the limit on the number of eggs in the ovary is related to the rapid increase in the human lifespan and evolution hasn't caught up.
I am 54—and have four children from 30 to 11—and have concluded that menopause is one of the Almighty’s complex deals (NOT covenants , as there’s no record the understanding was ever inked by both parties). As with all of God’s deals (and covenants), mankind, here womankind, gets the overly generous deal (thank you, Lord). No threat of pregnancy once one is tuckered out; in turn, one is older (but that was coming down the pike, as men of the same age would attest). All is well, and if a given woman or man has had enough sense to have children (understanding, of course, that not all can, regardless of hope), then their futurity is assured.