Does smoking affect fertility in females?

By Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc.
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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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI).
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Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). Embryologist specializing in Assisted Procreation, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). License: 3185-CV.
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