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Can using drugs as a teen have health affects on your future children?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have & they sit waiting for release.
Lifetime exposures to diet/drugs/xrays& illness prior to release will effect the egg quality.Effect of age on freq of birth defects is well known & now micro-array chromasome studies in autism point to new concerns. Men may get a bit of a pass as the damaged swimmers are not as likely to win the race to the egg.

In brief: Possibly

A woman is born with all the eggs she will ever have & they sit waiting for release.
Lifetime exposures to diet/drugs/xrays& illness prior to release will effect the egg quality.Effect of age on freq of birth defects is well known & now micro-array chromasome studies in autism point to new concerns. Men may get a bit of a pass as the damaged swimmers are not as likely to win the race to the egg.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Indirectly

If you survived your drug use, you will likely have no problems as a consequence with your children.
Persistent drug use as a parent will harm your children irreparably.

In brief: Indirectly

If you survived your drug use, you will likely have no problems as a consequence with your children.
Persistent drug use as a parent will harm your children irreparably.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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