The Buck Institute, through the generous support of the Bia Echo Foundation, has launched a novel, global collaborative Consortium dedicated to facilitating research for female reproductive longevity and equality. The end of fertility sets off a cascade of negative health effects in a woman's body. As a society, every aspect of a woman's life is influenced by the fact that reproductive capacity is limited -- overall health, family planning, career decisions. Despite its profound impact on health and well-being, female reproductive aging is an understudied topic.

The Global Consortium for Reproductive Longevity and Equality (GCRLE) is advancing
research to better understand the underlying causes of female reproductive aging. Through funding, collaboration, and innovation, we intend to accelerate the pace of discovery and inform the path to intervention. We believe we can profoundly alter the societal balance toward equality for women by defining what leads to menopause and developing interventions to slow or reverse it. Our goal is to build the field to understand the basic biological mechanisms that trigger female reproductive senescence, from the earliest stages through to menopause, and ultimately leverage this understanding to intervene and balance the scales.

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