Predicting a Woman’s Fertility
by Dr. Susan Sarajari
Predicting how long a woman will remain fertile is becoming more accurate according to researchers from the Universities of St. Andrews in Scotland, who measured Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) levels of 3,200 healthy women and girls to determine what the average AHM level might be. AMH is commonly used to assess ovarian function and AMH changes with a woman’s age.
Low AMH levels predict decreased chances of conceiving. Currently, there is no test that can predict how many eggs a woman still has. Researchers hope that this study might contribute to the development of a test that can reliably predict when menopause will occur and for how long a woman is likely to be able to conceive.
“Predicting How Long A Female Will Remain Fertile Becoming More Accurate”. 08 Aug 2011. medicalnewstoday.com.