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What Raises Your Risk for Infertility? - 3rd April 2016

Both men and women:

Excess alcohol use
Smoking
Older age

Men:

Environmental toxins, including pesticides and lead
Health issues such as diabetes, hormone problems, or kidney disease
Certain medicines
Radiation treatment and chemotherapy for cancer

Women:

Stress
Poor diet
Being over- or under-weight
Sexually transmitted infections
Health problems that cause hormonal changes, such as polycystic ovary syndrome or primary ovarian insufficiency

Adapted from U.S. Office on Women’s Health