Some fertility problems are related to lifestyle or other health
conditions. To help protect your fertility:
Avoid using tobacco (cigarettes) and marijuana. They reduce fertility, especially by reducing sperm counts.
exposure to harmful chemicals.
Avoid excessive alcohol use. It
may damage eggs or sperm.
Limit sex partners and use condoms to
reduce the risk of getting a
sexually transmitted infection (STI). Untreated STIs can damage the reproductive system and cause
infertility. If you think you may have an STI, get treatment promptly to reduce
the risk of damage to your reproductive system.
Stay at a body weight that is close to the
ideal for your height. It will reduce the possibility of hormone imbalances. This is
very important for men as well as for women.
This information is produced and provided by the National
Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National
Institute via the Internet web site at http://
.gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2013
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