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Does marijuana affect egg quality?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 04/27/2022

It seems to be so. According to studies on this subject, cannabis consumption causes a reduction in connexin levels. These are proteins that seem to be in greater quantity when the eggs are of better quality.

Therefore, if connexins decrease, the eggs will be of poorer quality and there will be a lower probability of embryo implantation.

 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.