Do some addictions interfere with fertility

Management of infertile couples should focus on the effects of their professional environment and quality of life, such as stress, smoking, alcohol, weight, diet, and the use of electronic devices.

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Authors

Silvia Alvarez, M.D.

Volume 103, Issue 1, Pages 22-26

Abstract

Management of infertile couples should focus on the effects of their professional environment and quality of life, such as stress, smoking, alcohol, weight, diet, and the use of electronic devices. It should also focus on reducing these negative factors and improving the couples’ quality of life in conjunction with assisted reproduction treatments. The challenge for human reproduction now, and in the decades to come, is to introduce the concept of “ecofertility” in our practices. Early education and prevention are essential to preserve fertility.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.

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