Smoking affects fertility – in many different ways

By | April 10th, 2015|

You may have heard from many sources that you should quit smoking if you’re trying to conceive. Is there any scientific background behind this claim and how does tobacco affect fertility? Dozens of studies have been published exploring the effect of tobacco on sperm quality, male and female fertility. This amount of data allows us to get a good insight in how smoking can affect our ability to conceive and whether this effect is limited only to men. What do cigarettes contain? Once a cigarette is lit, it generates over 4000 compounds through complex chemical processes. The major substances that [...]

Impact of physical labour, meds and hypertension on fertility

By | March 13th, 2015|

More and more researchers are directing their attention towards exploring different factors that may be affecting both male and female fertility. One area that hasn’t been investigated until recently is a relationship between strenuous work, with health and semen parameters in men who are trying to conceive. One such study was published a few days ago on the Fertility and Sterility website. The study was done at the National Institute of Health and at Stanford University in California. The scientists followed 456 men with the average age of 31.8 years, where more than half of the participants didn't have children [...]