Media Again Pushes Women to Reproduce Young

Media outlets are once again frightening women into reproducing sooner rather than later. The headline “Women Lose 90% of Their Eggs by Age 30,” is being seen across the globe. It does sound a bit scary until you really do the math.

  • At puberty girls are estimated to have approximately 300,000-400,000 eggs left.
  • At 30 years old women have 10% of those eggs, which is 30,000 – 40,000 eggs
  • From what I remember from biology 101, it only takes one healthy egg to make a baby.

 Now those numbers don’t seem quite as scary as the media wants women to think.
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Tuesday News Roundup

mouse2New, Cheaper Female Condoms Now Available – Hiphop Wired
Holland Imposes Stricter Rules for “Import Brides” – NRC
Breast Cancer is Not Just About Boobies – The Guardian
Is Soy the Ticket to Good Health, or Infertility? – Alternet
Second Trimester Abortion: Breaking the Silence & Changing the Discourse – Abortioneers