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How many eggs does a woman have in her when she is born?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine 38 years experience
2,000,000: A woman is born with 1-2 million eggs (we think!).
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Woman's eggs: Unlike men, who produce new sperm daily throughout most of their lifetime, women are born with all their eggs in one — to be more precise, a woman is born with about one to two million immature eggs, or follicles, in her ovaries.
Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine 34 years experience
2 million: So it's reported. 400, 000 at puberty and less than 100 or so at menopause. Where do they go? Women lose eggs on a periodic basis no matter what the state; pregnancy birth control etc. Probably 100's every 3 to five days.

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