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Does anyone know of amphetamine in college causing any birth defects or reproductive harm later?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to say

Males get a bit of a pass on this, since sperm are generated millions at a time and the healthiest do the deed.
But women have a finite number of eggs. Her toxic exposures in her lifetime may add up to an altered egg with problems later. I have taken care of kids and young adults born to amphetamine users. Some had minor chromosome defects present in the egg at conception.

In brief: Hard to say

Males get a bit of a pass on this, since sperm are generated millions at a time and the healthiest do the deed.
But women have a finite number of eggs. Her toxic exposures in her lifetime may add up to an altered egg with problems later. I have taken care of kids and young adults born to amphetamine users. Some had minor chromosome defects present in the egg at conception.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Bergman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Amphetamines

All medications have a certain amount of time that they remain in a person's body.
Exposure years ago to amphetamines will not have any affect on fertility or increase the risk of birth defects. Exposure during pregnancy may have ill effects. Consult with your OB if this occurs.

In brief: Amphetamines

All medications have a certain amount of time that they remain in a person's body.
Exposure years ago to amphetamines will not have any affect on fertility or increase the risk of birth defects. Exposure during pregnancy may have ill effects. Consult with your OB if this occurs.
Dr. David Bergman
Dr. David Bergman
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