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Women’s Reproductive Health in the Workplace

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.

The Female Reproductive System

Learn about the female reproductive system and why this is important for reproductive hazards

Job Exposures That Can Impact Your Reproductive Health

Learn how workplace exposures can affect breastfeeding, and what you can do

How Reproductive Hazards Can Affect Your Health

Learn about female health problems that may be caused by workplace reproductive hazards

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