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FACTS: The egg cell, or ovum, is the largest and most important cell in the world ? and it?s only found in women!
Although men produce over a million sperm an hour, women are born with a lifetime trove of several million eggs. By adulthood, only about 400,000 remain, and over the course of life, most of the rest ? nearly 1,000 a month ? are lost. In fact, only about 450 of the millions of egg cells will ever get even a chance to become a baby.
Every day of a woman?s fertile life, several dozen eggs begin developing. Normally, only one will complete the development cycle every month ? the rest perish. But the mature egg gets to leave the ovary and take a daring journey down a fallopian tube where it has the chance of encountering eligible sperm.
Like a princess in a fairytale, an egg cell has only about a single day to survive before finding a mate ? though because sperm cells can survive for up to 5 days inside a woman?s body, a woman can be fertile for nearly a week.
But egg cells are monogamous: after one sperm has gotten into its heart, the egg hardens its outer wall to ward off any additional suitors.
There are many obstacles ? and fierce competition ? to becoming the perfect couple. But if all goes well, and the sperm and egg manage to find each other, it can lead to a miracle and a match made in heaven.