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Women’s Fertility and Menstrual Function

Many things can affect women’s reproductive health, their ability to have children, and the health of their children. Some of these factors are well-known, such as diet, smoking and drinking alcohol. However, little is known about what causes most female reproductive health problems such as infertility, miscarriage, and birth defects.

We know that some workplace hazards can affect reproductive health, the ability to become pregnant, and the health of unborn children. This section of the site focuses on work-related reproductive hazards that affect women’s reproductive health and ability to have children.

If you are interested in how workplace exposures can affect unborn babies and infants, learn more about how your job can affect pregnancy, breastfeeding and your family’s health. You can also learn how the workplace can affect male reproductive health.