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Fertility Throughout Life
by Lexi Krock

Remember that universally awkward moment around the sixth grade when your teacher inaugurated your reproductive life with an embarrassing sex education lecture? Your teacher clued you in to the main events of human reproductive biology, yet despite all that and everything you've learned since about the birds and the bees, you may still remain largely in the dark as to the complex nature of human fertility. Throughout our lives, from infancy to old age, our bodies undergo a dramatic set of transformations that enable us to reproduce when our bodies are most up to the task. In this interactive feature, explore the past, present, and future of your fertility as you may never have explored it before.

Lexi Krock is editorial assistant of NOVA Online.

Photos: (1) Corbis Images; (2) Lennart Nilsson.

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