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Many of the causes of infertility are unpreventable. But, sometimes you can take preventive measures to optimize your fertility. Some of these methods for prevention include:

  • Quit smoking
  • Drink only in moderation, or abstain
  • Avoid exposure to chemicals and environmental toxins
  • Limit sexual partners and practice safe sex to avoid STDs
  • Keep your body weight in check, manage your weight if you are obese or severely underweight
  • Keep in shape by eating a balanced, healthy diet and maintaining exercise
  • Get treatment for any conditions that may affect fertility such as diabetes, endometriosis, asthma, and polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Avoid the use of all illegal substances, especially cocaine, LSD, heroine and marijuana