NNIW 100 Interviews: Huang Zhongwei
The factors influencing ovarian aging are closely tied to maternal health, extending well before pregnancy or the preconception phase when ovarian follicles develop. A woman's overall health, including lifestyle choices, obesity, and smoking, can significantly impact the quality of her ovaries and subsequently affect her children's well-being. Furthermore, unavoidable medical treatments like chemotherapy and certain drugs can harm ovarian follicles, leading to premature ovarian aging. Genetic conditions, obesity, and metabolic syndromes can also contribute to ovarian aging by affecting overall health. In addition to these factors, the natural aging process, particularly in women over 35 years, results in a significant decline in the number of ovarian follicles and the quality of remaining eggs.