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doctor my hubby name is Sahil (42), he drinks n smokes a lot…..like daily u can say but I wants to ask You if that will BE a problem in our family planning? My mother told me once that drugs smoking drinking n all these stuff causes infertility……how true is that? what other ways are theirrre in which we can folow preventive method of infertility in males?
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Dr. Raveendran SR

Diabetologist, Sexologist, Medical Microbiologist

From a scientific point of view, smoking and drinking negatively impact sperm quality in the male body. Similarly, drugs like marijuana and cocaine have also been linked to decreased sperm production. You should inspire your partner to quit or limit smoking and drinking. Absolute avoidance of drugs will also be beneficial for his sperm health and fertiltiy. Make sure he gets sufficient sleep and maintains a healthy body weight to reduce the chances of infertility. Do not opt for a vasectomy if you wish to retain your fertility. Manage your stress levels better. Lastly, avoid exposure to toxins, heavy metals and pesticides.

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