Cannabis might stop you getting pregnant – study

By January 12, 2021 Recent News

NewsHub 12 January 2021
Family First Comment: Yep – we warned voters about that. Affects reproductive health of both women and men
* erectile dysfunction in men and infertility in women.
* decreased sperm count.
* delayed or no ovulation
* prenatal exposure to marijuana and problems for the child
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Cannabis users hoping to have a child should ease up on their smoking, researchers say – and not just because it’s bad for any potential baby. The drug could be preventing them from getting pregnant in the first place.

Scientists at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US looked at a study cataloguing the experiences of more than 1200 women who’d suffered a previous pregnancy loss. Each tried for up to six months to conceive, and filled out surveys on their drug use as well as undergo urine tests.

“While existing studies suggest that self-reported cannabis use is not associated with fecundability (the ability to conceive), self-report may not be reliable,” the study, published in the journal Human Reproduction this week, says.

But by the end of the six-month study, 66 percent of those who didn’t use cannabis had conceived, compared to just 42 percent of smokers – even though those who smoked regularly tended to have more sex.

“These findings highlight potential risks on fecundability among women attempting pregnancy with a history of pregnancy loss and the need for expanded evidence regarding the reproductive health effects of cannabis use in the current climate of increasing legalisation,” the researchers said.
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