Of course lifestyle is important. There are certain habits to which we don’t pay enough attention, and may affect a couple’s fertility. Obesity, stress, tobacco, alcohol, or drugs are factors that may affect the quantity and/or quality of the spermatozoa and oocytes, hence conditioning not only natural fertility, but also the success rates of assisted reproductive techniques.
How can habits like smoking, alcohol consumption, etc. affect fertility?
By Javier Domingo del Pozo M.D., Ph.D. (gynecologist).
Last Update: 11/10/2014
Javier Domingo del Pozo
Bachelor's Degree in Medicine from the University of Alicante. Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynecology via M. I. R. at Hospital Universitario Materno-Infantil of Canarias, Spain. PhD in Human Reproduction and Female Reproductive System Pathology from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Currently, he is the Director of the clinics IVI Las Palmas and IVI Tenerife.