A woman's age is a major factor in the success of IVF for any couple.The term biological clock often brings up the image of a ticking time bomb that is the female reproductive system.Women in modern culture seek travel, an education and a career.Premature ovarian failure — also known as primary ovarian insufficiency — refers to a loss of normal function of your ovaries before age 40. Women with premature ovarian failure may have irregular or occasional periods for years and may even become pregnant.Women can have their eggs retrieved at a younger age and preserve them using cryopreservation technology.