Age is an important factor in a woman’s ability to get pregnant, but lifestyle may also play a vital role.
Currently, research shows that certain chemicals in our environment could have negative effects on fertility but questions still remain on exactly what harms fertility, how much exposure is dangerous, or when the exposure is dangerous.
Types of chemicals in the environment which have the ability to affect fertility are called Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs). These chemicals can be found in food, water, plastics, detergents and more. Once ingested, some of these chemicals may disrupt egg quality or quantity, decrease sperm count, or cause early menopause.
Dr. Amber Cooper, a Vios physician in our St. Louis region, spoke with FOX2 in St. Louis about how environment and nutrition affect fertility. Watch for more information about which chemicals to avoid and lifestyle changes that can help.
After the interview, Dr. Cooper answered patient questions on the topic during a Facebook Live.