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What are the risk factors for infertility in women?

Common risk factors that are believed to increase the risk of infertility in women are:
  • advanced age (mid-30s and up)
  • tobacco and alcohol use or abuse
  • being overweight or underweight
  • too much or not enough exercise
It is important to understand that infertility is a complex process, and even without any of these risk factors, there may still be issues. If you have any concerns, speak with your healthcare provider.

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