BPA is a known endocrine disrupter that interferes with the body’s normal hormone cycles. It should come as no surprise, then, that BPA detrimentally affects fertility.
- MEN: Studies have linked BPA to low sex drive in men, impotence, DNA damage in sperm, and reduced sperm count and motility.
- WOMEN: BPA may compromise the ability of women’s eggs to fertilize normally. A study found that as blood levels of BPA in women studied doubled, the percentage of eggs that fertilized normally declined by 50%. (Source: Medical News Today)
While is is important for all individuals at all times to avoid exposure to BPA, it is clearly especially important for individuals who are trying to start or expand their families, as the chemical could impair and delay the process.