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What can increase a woman's risk of infertility?

Many things can change a woman's ability to have a baby. These include:

Age Smoking Excess alcohol use Stress Poor diet Athletic training Being overweight or underweight Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Health problems that cause hormonal changes, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and primary ovarian insufficiency

This answer is based on source information from National Women's Health Information Center.
Alice Domar
Psychology
There are a number of factors which can increase a woman's risk of infertility. These include being under or overweight, smoking or being exposed to second hand smoke, moderate or heavy caffeine and/or alcohol use, excessive exercise, certain environmental exposures, depression, and age.

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