Human Parts
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Human Parts

2022 in One Word: Menopause

If the last year has taught me anything, it’s that our bodies are capable of staggering unpleasantness

At birth, babies with ovaries already have all the eggs their body will ever produce. Technically, these aren’t eggs. They’re oocytes — immature eggs.



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Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss