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Chapter 16, Problem 5QP
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Why should women consider collecting and freezing oocytes for use later in life when they want to have children? What are the risks associated with older women having children?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The reason behind women collecting and freezing their oocytes for later use in life when they want to have children.

Introduction: The age-related infertility problems in females arise because of the age of the egg, and not due to the age of the reproductive system. This problem is solved by collecting and freezing oocytes at a younger age, which can be used for later use or they can be donated to other women.

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Women consider collecting and freezing the oocytes while they are young because it enhances the chances of pregnancy at later ages in life. It helps the younger women to safely postpone childbearing until they are older. It also helps them to not rely on the donated eggs...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The risks associated with older women having children.

Introduction: The age-related infertility problems in females arise because of the age of the egg, and not due to the age of the reproductive system. With age, pregnancy, also increases the threat of many diseases in women.

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