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Alcohol effects on hCG-stimulated gonadal hormones in women.

@article{Teoh1990AlcoholEO,
  title={Alcohol effects on hCG-stimulated gonadal hormones in women.},
  author={Siew Koon Teoh and Jack H. Mendelson and Nancy K. Mello and Alicja Skupny and James Ellingboe},
  journal={The Journal of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics},
  year={1990},
  volume={254 2},
  pages={
          407-11
        }
}
Chronic alcohol abuse is associated with derangements of reproductive function in women. The mechanism of increased risk for alcohol-related abortions and fetal alcohol syndrome is unknown. The goal of this study was to determine if acute alcohol administration affected gonadal steroid hormone levels after administration of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) to normal healthy women. hCG was used to simulate the hormonal milieu during the first trimester of pregnancy. Ten women were studied… 
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TLDR
It has been observed that when a man stops drinking alcohol, the negative effects on fertility and sexual abilities reverse quickly, and long term excessive intake of alcohol can lead to damage to the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system resulting in loss of sexual desire and infertility in men and women.