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Does smoking affect fertility in females?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 06/29/2017

Yes, smoking affects the different stages of the reproductive process, including egg cell maturation, hormone releasing, the environment of the womb, etc. It can even damage the DNA of the egg cell. In fact, women who are smokers and are trying to conceive with no luck are recommended to quit smoking. The good news is that its effects can be reversed within a year.

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 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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