A 117-year-old female asked:
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why is it harder to become pregnant in the late 30s vs 20s? i'm 38 and never been pregnant. is it that eggs go bad? ovaries go bad? both?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Decreasing ability: You have decreased number of eggs plus quality of eggs worsens as you age
Answered on Jan 9, 2017
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