A Canadian obstetrician-gynecologist at a London, Ontario fertility clinic says men and women who smoke pot and are struggling to conceive, should avoid using the drug until more is known about its possible effects on fertility. Doctor Sara Ilnitsky says some studies suggest that changes in ovulation patterns and reduced sperm motility are associated with smoking cannabis. She has co-authored a study in today’s Canadian Medical Association Journal that outlines key points about marijuana and fertility. She says while a direct measure of the effects of smoking pot is possible with men by testing their semen quality, it’s “extraordinarily difficult” to gauge the potential impact on women.
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