How long does an egg cell live?
The egg cell is called the female reproductive cell, from which, after fertilization, the spermatozoon (male reproductive cell) develops a new life. How long does an egg cell live when it appears and matures?
Oocytes begin to form in the prenatal period (11-12 weeks of gestation). Their number will be equal to several million, but by the time of birth there will be approximately 1.5 million. And by the time of puberty, the girls will be even smaller. New eggs in women do not appear during life. About 400-500 ova will mature throughout their lives.
Now let's talk about ovulation. After puberty, each girl ovulates about once a month (the mature egg leaves the body cavity). She is ready for fertilization with sperm, but she doesn’t live for so long, so the probability of getting pregnant is exactly on the date of ovulation. So how much does an egg live after ovulation? She lives 24 hours, but the ability to fertilize begins decreases after 12 hours.