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couple consulting a doctor for reproductive health problems 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.

Learn More About Women's Fertility and Menstrual Function

What You Should Know About the Female Reproductive System

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

What You Should Know about Reproductive Hazards and Your Health

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

Job Exposures That Can Impact Your Fertility and Hormones

Learn how workplace exposures can affect your reproductive health and what you can do.

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