In utero exposure to tobacco smoke and subsequent reduced fertility in females.

@article{Ye2010InUE,
  title={In utero exposure to tobacco smoke and subsequent reduced fertility in females.},
  author={Xibiao Ye and Rolv Skjaerven and Olga Basso and Donna D. Baird and Merete Eggesbo and Lea Aurora Cupul Uicab and K. Haug and Matthew Paul Longnecker},
  journal={Human reproduction},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={2901-6}
}
BACKGROUND Animal studies have shown that in utero exposure to chemicals in tobacco smoke reduces female fertility, but epidemiological findings have been inconsistent. METHODS We examined the association between in utero exposure to tobacco smoke and female fertility among women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, enrolled from 1999 to 2007. Around the 17th week of pregnancy, participants reported how long they took to conceive (time to pregnancy), and whether their mother smoked… CONTINUE READING