What is known as imprinting...the switching off of certain genes (in the sperm & egg) needed in mammals reproduction....It's when they (sperm/egg) merge.. the key genes are available allowing proper embryo development...this is where we get the help-MATE part of scripture (Genesis 2:18).
Which is opposite of what we know in asexual reproduction.... In parthenogenesis, a mode of reproduction in some species, though not in mammals...it doesn't require the (direct) help of males....
Some scientists predict that men will become extinct due to the continual decrease in sperm count and the ongoing atrophy of the Y chromosome..this process is best known as "Adam's curse"
16 And the Lord God commanded the MAN (ADAM) saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Keyword: SURELY which is similar to "steadily" thus "gradually"..as in ongoing..
Women will evolve to be able to have babies without men....After-all....It wasn't EVE that was deem in "need" of a helper (in mating), but ADAM
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help mate for him.
But when the egg becomes the sole source of genetic information...it will only be able to produce females...
So Eve cannot produce Adam..Adam has to produce Eve!