Does smoking affect female fertility?

Direct or passive smoking is likely to reduce female fertility and can also mean it might take longer to get pregnant than a non-smoker. Smoking can age a woman's ovaries and have a negative impact on her fallopian tubes and the lining of the womb.

Kate Davies, Fertility Nurse Consultant, further explains how smoking affects female fertility. Find out how smoking affects male fertility in our short video with Professor Allan Pacey.


Last updated 17/12/2019   Next review due 17/12/2020