How can we prevent infertility?

There are activities that can reduce fertility. The top three activities that can affect your fertility are:

  1. Being overweight with a body mass index over 25.
  2. Smoking especially when more than 10 cigarettes a day.
  3. Drinking too much alcohol – more than 6 units/week for women or 12 units/week for men. A unit is a small glass of wine, half a pint of beer or shot of spirits. Changing to a healthier lifestyle (e.g., stopping smoking and heavy drinking, or losing weight) can improve your chances of getting pregnant and of having a healthier pregnancy and baby.

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