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IN Health & Fitness ON 15 Dec, 2015
Do you have enough information about female eggs? No? Don't worry, I too had never read much about female eggs but suddenly a thought hit in my mind which forced me to read about female eggs and when I read about it, I found the facts quite interesting and informative which I just want to share with you too.
People know more about the eggs that come into a carton than a female egg. It's pretty bad that we don't have much knowledge about with what we originated.
Let's know some fascinating facts about the female eggs below.
The female body starts making eggs just nine weeks after conception. And, till then, female fetus make above of 7 million oocytes in 5 months. Till the birth time, the vast majority of immature egg cells dies and that is pretty normal.
On comparing the egg from other body cells, it is a giant in front of them. Its diameter is 100 microns, roughly the thickness of a strand of hair.
Eggs are rarer than sperms because a woman ovulates mere 400 to 500 eggs in her lifetime. During a single ejaculation, more sperm cells are released than the number of eggs in a complete lifetime. This may be the reason which makes the eggs more precious and an egg donor can make hundreds of dollars for a single egg.
Egg cells take years to grow-up. And they pass many years in the immature state in the ovaries. They get mature just before releasing the process of ovulation. But, we don't understand what make one egg to release out among the hundreds of them.
A technique which is known as vitrification doesn't freeze the eggs in spite harden their outer layer later.
A young woman has more healthy eggs than one older. A 24-year-old woman has 90 percent viable eggs but for a 40-year-old, the percentage is just 10. This is the reason eggs are extracted and frozen by young women.
As you know, millions of sperms try to enter the egg but the eggs have a special power and allow only one to enter in it. Egg house is a special "organelle" that releases proteins and enzymes to ensure that another sperm won't get in.
In ancient times, people used to think that sperms are the main reproductive cells and they are the one which contains all the life-force. But, actually the eggs have life- force. And eggs pass the half of the genes of the to-be baby.
Sperm donation needs nothing more than just masturbating. But for egg- donation, women have to undergo a complicated medical procedure. The donor first gets an hormonal injection named "hyperstimulate". So, that they will create not one egg but dozens. After completing the timings, the doctor inserts a catheter inside the birth canal to suck the fluid from the follicle.