Women who smoke marijuana may have less success with fertility treatment

Among women undergoing fertility treatment, those who reported smoking marijuana at the time were more than twice as likely to lose a pregnancy than those who never smoked or did not currently smoke, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It was published August 14, 2019 in Human Reproduction.

“The bottom line remains that we know way too little about the reproductive health effects of marijuana,” senior author Jorge Chavarro, associate professor of nutrition and epidemiology, told Reuters in an August 21 article. “The scarcity of information is particularly concerning given the concurrent trends of expanded legalization, increased perception that marijuana poses no health hazards and increased consumption among men and women of reproductive age, including among pregnant women.”

Read Reuters article: Marijuana may undermine fertility treatment success