Fertility and Procreation: Overwork Can Be One of the Reasons of Infertility

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Fertility and Procreation; Exceeding in work (Overwork) can be one of the reasons of Infertility.

-“It has been estimated that 7.4% of women and their husbands in the United States are infertile and that the number of infertile people in the world may be as high as 15%, particularly in industrialized nations. Decreasing the number of people affected by infertility has become a top priority for many health organizations, including Healthy People 2020.” [1]

Most people know that a woman’s fertility decreases as she gets older, but even during her most fertile (and otherwise healthy) years, lifestyle choices and external factors can affect a woman’s chances of having a healthy baby.

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Lifestyle factors can be modified to enhance overall well-being. They are ultimately under one’s own control. They play a key role in determining reproductive health and can positively or negatively influence fertility.

One of those factors that can affect woman’s fertility is having a job . At the same time, many women don’t want to leave their jobs to become mothers, especially when it is one of those jobs which needs a lot of time and takes a lot of effort to be done that can affect their fertility.

A lot of women work in difficult conditions that can adversely affect fertility and in return affect their capability of reproduction.

Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health in the United States conducted a study on 473 women searching for fertility treatments and used a variety of measurements of vital indicators on reproductive health, such as the number of mature and immature eggs, or the level of estrogen . Moreover, scientists made a questionnaire to check the details of the circumstances in their workplaces, especially the nature of the work that is assigned to them.

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Avoid working at night and performing the hard jobs

 

After completing the analysis, a study about career and environmental medicine was revealed .

Working through the night or with the shifts system may disrupt the circadian rhythm which is the natural rhythm of the body during the day and night – sleeping and awake – depending on the changing time of the night and day.

Scientists confirm that there is a need for more studies to determine if it is possible to reverse those negative effects or not.

But at the moment, the main author of the study indicates that, “It must be for women who are planning a pregnancy, be aware and conscious of the potential adverse effects of such working conditions, on the reproductive ability.”

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