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What is the evidence against paternal consumption of alcohol when a couple is trying to conceive?

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Dr. TRUC DAOanswered
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Alcohol oregnancy: Alcoholism is powerfully inherited disease and transmit in 75%. Also, atmosphere at home may to be nurturing for the mother. Long term alcohol use can reduce sperm quality severely. Kids from alcoholics can get schizophrenia, bipolar, severe anxiety, adhd, and I have seen kids with all those mentioned, from an alcoholic dad or mom. I have a patient whose 5 generations above her were all alcoholics.
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