Oocyte, ovum General information The egg cell is the female germ cell of the human being. It is haploid. This means that it contains only one set of chromosomes. In women, egg cells develop from the original germ cells and are used for reproduction and the transfer of genetic characteristics from mother to child. Origin … Read more

Number of oocytes?! | Ovum

Number of oocytes?! Until recently, it was assumed that women were born with a certain number of eggs, which could not change in the course of life. According to this belief, it was thought that infertility would result when the last egg was ovulated. However, current research shows that this is not true: even in … Read more

Egg donation | Ovum

Egg donation In egg donation, several eggs are retrieved from a woman at the same time after her ovulation. This is done either by using a drug that triggers ovulation of several eggs, after which the eggs can be retrieved vaginally. If this is not possible, the eggs are retrieved surgically from the ovary. This … Read more

Anatomy of the ovaries

Introduction The ovaries (lat. Ovaries) are among the inner female sexual organs. They are arranged in pairs and are located on either side of the uterus, to which they are connected via the fallopian tubes. The ovaries regulate the female menstrual cycle and are fundamental for achieving pregnancy. They also produce the female sex hormones, … Read more