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Does marijuana influence a woman's fertility?

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

Yes, Marijuana use negatively affects female fertility. Regular cannabis use has several effects on women:

  • Shortening of menstrual cycles.
  • Difficulty in embryo implantation.
  • Complication in the development of the placenta.
  • Increased risk of extrauterine or ectopic pregnancy.

In addition, cannabis also affects fetal growth and is related to low birth weight.

 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.