Correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought women exited puberty with a set number of eggs and when they are gone, they are gone. And they lose a few every month or so.
I’m still trying to figure out the key question: what is the ADVANTAGE of women running out of eggs sooner? What disadvantage might there be to having surplus eggs? The article appears not to provide even a hypothests for this.
I have always thought that too until about a year ago.
Although it has long been assumed that women are born with all the eggs they will ever have in a lifetime, recent research has hinted that that might not be the case. Now researchers report the strongest evidence yet that women may be able to replenish their supply of eggs after they are born and perhaps after age or disease might have normally hindered their fertility.