n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Age and female reproduction - 'the biological clock is ticking' : review

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... REVIEW Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? October 2005 13 Age and female reproduction - 'the biological clock is ticking' Introduction Human life expectancy has increased due to improved medical care and women with a healthy lifestyle can enjoy a good quality of life at a fairly advanced age. Natural fertility, however, declines with age and reproductive function in women still has the same limited lifespan. Social and environmental influences on our reproduction have led to the demographic transition theory. Better health and socioeconomic circumstances have caused a shift from high to low mortality, which has been followed by a ..

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