Drugs and Infertility: The Most Common Drugs that Cause Infertility

June 18, 2014 8:19 am

Prescription and recreational drug use can have a large impact on fertility, and is responsible for a large percentage of cases where infertility has no known medical cause. Even once drug use has stopped, the effects on fertility can be permanent. Alcohol Excessive alcohol consumption can actually change your body’s hormonal balance to affect sperm production or ovulation. The effects of light to moderate consumption have not been fully studied yet, but there is a consensus that moderate drinking kills off sperm-producing cells in men and disrupts female hormones to affect fertility too. Heavier drinking can have extreme effects on the body. In women, it can result in luteal phase defects (meaning that the uterus lining doesn’t thicken as usual... View Article