hrp0095p1-180 | Sex Differentiation, Gonads and Gynaecology, and Sex Endocrinology | ESPE2022

The lifetime cost of reproductive potential – who spends the most?

Fuchs Shai , Goldenfeld Miki , Dviri Michal , Librach Clifford , Baum Micha

Objectives: To determine who spends more energy over a lifetime on maintaining their reproductive potential: men or women?Design: As a model and energetic equivalent, we set the mass of gametes supported over time from birth until exhaustion of fertility. We calculated gender-specific dynamics of gamete pool mass over time. To this purpose we collated data from existing literature, accounting for gamete volume over stage...