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What is the maximum age that a woman can bear a child using her own ova?

With all the new technologies in medical and genetic related research, the ability to bear children is becoming possible later and later in life. The main culprit is the estrogen replacement programs that many women are enrolling to delay or eliminate menopause. There are many other procedures that can cause the release of eggs.

However, it is quite apparent that over the age of 35, ova are more susceptible to genetic defects. This is an important consideration in continuing pregnancies.

Steve Sample

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