Q&A: Can Stress Cause Infertility?

Can stress really cause or contribute to infertility?
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ByDr. Joseph Hill
Cardiologist
Updated
Mar 2017
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Stress can certainly ruin one’s life, but as long as regular menstrual cycles are present, it probably does not have significant effects on fertility. However, stress that comes from intense psychological factors, strenuous  exercise (such as marathon training) or  eating disorders can contribute to ovulation dysfunction and irregularities, which can in turn lead to infertility.

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