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What is Anti-Müllerian Hormone, and why is it important for young women?

By Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo


Reproductive health is a fundamental aspect of women’s lives. The ability to conceive and carry a pregnancy to term can be affected by various factors throughout life, and one of the most critical is ovarian aging. As women age, the quality and quantity of their eggs decrease, which can make conception more challenging. That’s why hormonal studies of the Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) have become a valuable tool for assessing the ovarian health of young women.


What is Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)?


Anti-Müllerian hormone is a protein produced by developing ovarian follicles. Its level in the bloodstream is a direct indicator of ovarian reserve, i.e., the number of eggs a woman has in her ovaries. The higher the level of AMH, the greater the ovarian reserve.

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The Value of Knowing Your Ovarian Reserve


  • Family Planning: Knowing your ovarian reserve at an early age allows you to make informed decisions about family planning. If you find that your ovarian reserve is low, you can consider the option of egg freezing to preserve your fertility.
  • Fertility Treatments: For women planning to conceive in the future, knowing their ovarian reserve can be crucial in deciding when the right time is. A low AMH level might suggest the need to explore assisted fertility options earlier.
  • Diagnosing Ovarian Issues: AMH studies are also useful in diagnosing medical conditions that affect the ovaries, such as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis.

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When Should AMH Studies Be Conducted?


The recommended age for hormonal AMH studies is in your twenties or early thirties. This allows women to identify any potential issues with their ovarian reserve early on and make informed decisions about their reproductive health.


Reproductive health is a significant concern for young women, and hormonal studies of the Anti-Müllerian Hormone are an essential tool to assess and safeguard ovarian reserve. With this information, women can make informed decisions about their reproductive future and ensure they have options available if they decide to have children later in life.

Knowing your ovarian reserve early on is a proactive way to take care of your reproductive health and ensure you are prepared for any challenges life may present in this vital aspect of your well-being.

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Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Gynecology, Obstetrics and Biology of Human Reproduction Surgeon at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, specialist Biologist of Human Reproduction by the Mexican Institute of Infertility.

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