To inform physicians who are involved in the primary care of reproductive-age women of the specific relationships between lifestyle choices and infertility so that they can use this knowledge to educate their patients and encourage changes in behavior.
A review of the relevant literature, performed via Medline search.
Prevention of chlamydial and gonorrheal infections ; maintenance of the proper body weight ; increased individual awareness about the effects of age on fecundity ; and reduced intake of caffeine, tobacco and alcohol are all possible avenues for primary prevention of infertility.
Lifestyle choices can be made that influence the reproductive capability of women.
It may be worthwhile for primary care physicians to use information on lifestyle to encourage their patients to improve their overall health while positively affecting their ability to reproduce.
Mots-clés Pascal : Stérilité femelle, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Toxicomanie, Tabagisme, Caféine, Obésité, Perte poids, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Femelle, Revue bibliographique, Etat nutritionnel, Appareil génital femelle pathologie, Trouble nutrition, Poids corporel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Female sterility, Sexually transmitted disease, Drug addiction, Tobacco smoking, Caffeine, Obesity, Weight loss, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Female, Bibliographic review, Nutritional status, Female genital diseases, Nutrition disorder, Body weight
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0206982
Code Inist : 002B20A04. Création : 16/11/1999.