General factors  that can affect  a woman’s ability  to ovulate, conceive or deliver a   child  successfully include the following :


List of factors related to male infertility include the following :

  • Heavy alcohol consumption
  • History of prostatitis, genital infection or sexually transmitted diseases
  • Cigarette or marijuana smoking
  • Hernia repair
  • Exposure to hazards on the job or toxic substances  such as radiation, radioactivity , welding and many chemicals including ethylene dibromine and vinyl chloride .
  • Undescended testicles
  • Prescription drugs  for ulcers  or psoriasis
  • DES taken by mother during pregnancy
  • Mumps after puberty


Content Sources
Infertility risk for men and women. Stanford Children’s Hospital. https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=infertility-risk-factors-for-men-and-women-85-P01533. Accessed January 23rd, 2019

Risk factors for infertility . Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/16063-infertility-risk-factors. Accessed January 23rd, 2019

Infertility risk for men and women. WebMD. https://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/at-risk-fertility-problems#1. Accessed January 23rd, 2019

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