Fecundity is the potential reproductive capacity of an organism or population, measured by the number of gametes (e.g. eggs), seed set or asexual propagules. Gametes (in Greek: γαμέτες) —also known as sex cells, germ cells, or spores—are the specialized cells that come together during fertilization (conception) in organisms that reproduce sexually. ...
In human demography, fecundity refers to the biological capacity to reproduce. Demography is the study of human population dynamics. ...
The term impaired fecundity is defined as difficulty conceiving or in carrying a child to term.
The percent with impaired fecundity increased to 10.2% in 1995 from 8.4% in 1988.
The trends with regard to impaired fecundity and infertility among older childless women appear to be associated with two factors: delayed child bearing and the very large numbers of Baby Boom women who have moved into their reproductive years.
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