How does ovulation change as a woman gets older?

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As a woman ages, her ovulation is affected. An older woman has fewer eggs left in her ovaries. The ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone, so the ovaries are stimulated to ovulate less often. The eggs themselves are not as healthy. Eventually, usually in her 50s, a woman reaches menopause and stops releasing eggs and having periods.

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