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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can sexual transmited diseases decrease the chances in getting pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Absolutely: Stds can infect your tubes, scar them and narrow the lumen. When the tubes are scarred it is difficult for the egg to pass into the uterus and get in impregnated. Also, stds can narrow the tubes so that an egg can get stuck, then get impregnated and cause a tubal pregnancy. This, my child, is no good. It can kill you because of the rupture and huge bleeding.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Absolutely: Infections can cause scarring in your belly and damage the fallopian tubes. The more serious the infection the more likely it leads to infertility. And multiple infections greatly increases the chance of infertility. Infections can also lead to painful sex and chronic pelvic pain.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

My boyfriend smokes. Would that decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Actually, YES!: Data says smoking tobacco hurts male fertility.Smoking damages sperm, making them less likely to fertilize eggs ,and making the embryos they do manage to create less likely to survive. Professional Med. Societies advise men and women with fertility problems to stop smoking. Even if only 1 member of a couple smokes, secondhand smoke tends to affect the fertility of his/her partner. Time to QUIT!

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