Oopause

Women with partner looking worryingly at pregnancy test is probably encountering difficulties getting pregnant due to oopause

The fertility of a woman does not cease suddenly at menopause but drops steadily from about 35 years, with a sudden decrease in fertility occurring about ten years before menopause, an age that can only be calculated for each woman in retrospect. This sudden drop in fertility is sometimes referred to as the oopause. Unfortunately there are no simple blood tests that will determine the presence of the oopause.

(Last modified: 17th Oct 2014)

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