This Study Revealed a Medication Could Potentially Help Create More Eggs Once Your "Biological Clock" Runs Out
Some of the societal pressures for women to have children young may have just been lifted, thanks to Professor Evelyn Telfer of the University of Edinburgh.
While conducting a study on the ovarian biopsies from young women given ABVD, a chemotherapy drug, Telfer and her team actually — quite unexpectedly — discovered that those who were tested had a "far higher density of eggs than healthy women of the same age."
"The dogma is that the human ovary has a fixed population of eggs and that no new eggs form throughout life," Telfer told The Guardian. But this new research may prove this to be untrue.
If these findings can be replicated, they "would raise the prospect of new treatments to allow older women to conceive and for infertility problems in younger women."
So, we are crossing our fingers in the hopes of these discoveries being imitated quickly. Because this would truly be a life-changing breakthrough.
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