Journey. Age: 24.
With the increased legalization of cannabis, especially medical marijuana, researchers are interested in finding out more about its effects on health. One area that is currently under exploration is that of marijuana's effect on fertility. As recent research shows, men in Western countries are facing a fertility crisis.
Sage. Age: 30.
Marijuana May Impair Male Fertility
Despite what men have been told, smoking, drinking and being overweight might not bring lower sperm counts, a new study from the UK suggests. In the study, men who smoked, drank, used recreational drugs or had a high body mass index BMI were no more likely to have low sperm counts than those who did not engage in these behaviors. The researchers used low sperm counts as a measure of male fertility.
Katie. Age: 26.
Smoking Marijuana Linked to Better Sperm Counts in Surprising Study
Tobacco smoke contains more than chemicals including a myriad of known carcinogens. But smoking can also have a negative impact on sperm quality. This is worth thinking about if you plan for a family.
The prevalence of marijuana use among males of reproductive age has never been higher, while male factor infertility is also on the increase. Researchers believe that the spread of legal medical and recreational marijuana use in the U. Marijuana contains the cannabinoid drug THC tetrahydrocannabinolits primary psychoactive chemical, as well as other cannabinoids.