Androgen activity in the ovaries naturally declines in women as they age. By “androgen” I mean testosterone, a hormone that is incredibly important to stimulate ovulation and egg maturation. If you want to know in more detail – testosterone is important for women who want to get pregnant because it increases FSH receptor activity, which is an important first step for each new ovulation cycle to start.

That’s why it’s important that eggs in ovaries find enough testosterone around when they need it. Supplementation strategies that focus on testosterone are often therapeutically beneficial, such as DHEA. Supplementation of DHEA among women with diminished ovarian reserve or compromised egg quality has been shown to increase pregnancy rates significantly. Here you can read more: What factors affect fertility and eggs as women get older?