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.