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post #21 of 40
No problems with conception and partaking here.
post #22 of 40
Wasn't a problem here. Either time.
post #23 of 40
I actually thought it made me more fertile....
post #24 of 40
I wouldn't trust it as birth control.
post #25 of 40
I definately don't think it can be used as birth control, even if both parties are heavy users!

I would think heavier drugs such as cocaine and opiates would have a much stronger effect on your body and fertility (especially considering that addicts don't take time to eat well and stay hydrated), however there are plenty of crack-babies.

I read a study some time ago, done on female patients in a fertility clinic. It seemed to prove that the more pot they had smoked in their lifetime, the less fertile they were. Unfortunately I can't find it! I took that one with a grain of salt, though, since it wasn't adjusted for the age of the women, or for any other factors..

I've read so many studies linking even such things as moderate exercise to infertility that I just feel eh about the whole thing. Besides age, it's pretty much the luck of the draw I think. I know lots of people who do everything wrong as far as their health and have no trouble making lots of babies, and others who do it all right and can't conceive one.
post #26 of 40
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uhh, abby, I'd like some firm facts on the husband being stupid. I mean, just in general. That was always my theory. on life in general. or on men. I digress. b/c that was always my safety clause. It wad'nt me. nopers. dopers ain't stoopit.
I said it made sperm stupid not husbands or people in general.
post #27 of 40
Plus you have to understand that people's idea of 'heavy user' is OUTRAGEOUS! There was a study that linked heart problems and MJ, DH worked it out you would have to smoke an entire cigarette sized joint ever 2 hours to smoke as much as they stated. (that includes waking up every 2 hours to smoke)

Everything in moderation.
post #28 of 40
Funny! Actually in the Jamaican studies done (which could easily be held as basically the only really reliable studies of pot and pregnancy, since the women there are exclusively pot smokers (in the study)) it was found that pot really did not have any effect on pregnancy or fertility at all - not even birth weight if the pot were to be continually smoked throughout. Interestingly, it was found that children of pot smoking mothers were likely to be more alert in infancy, have a better developmental process in early childhood and were more "well adjusted" at age five than the children of non pot smoking mother....go figure! Could be something to do with the mother's attitude - I don't know. Anyhow, it's interesting.
post #29 of 40
i think it may have an effect on stickiness. i believe i read a while ago that mj can lower progesterone levels, so while it may not prevent conception it may contribute to miscarriage.
post #30 of 40
Well, I also think it depends on each individual and how they handle it, and how they percieve partaking in their mind.
post #31 of 40
I read in a fertility book (called Getting Pregnant) that it can negatively effect fertility. But all the anecdotal evidence I know if is that it makes little if any difference at all.
post #32 of 40
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Ok, now I'm visualizing super stoned sperm, swimming in circles. "dude, what were we suppose to be looking for?" :

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post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by elspethshimon View Post
Dude...my mom smoked so much weed that she wasn't able to conceive so she used the power of her altered consciousness and willed me into existence.
omg thats awesome, i'm not laughing at your existence btw, of course! its great that you exist.
post #34 of 40
Originally Posted by lunasmommy


Ok, now I'm visualizing super stoned sperm, swimming in circles. "dude, what were we suppose to be looking for?"

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Dude, where's my egg?
post #35 of 40
On the real . . . I believe the answer is yes and no. NO, DON'T try to use it as birth control!

But having known women who absorb it through their skin while working in the 'industry' (trimming on legal farms out west), it can affect ovulation.

I have never known someone to be infertile because of cannabis (and if it was that much of a problem, they could just reverse the effects by not injesting), BUT I have known COUPLES where both people are heavy users and they don't conceive. So I personally believe that both people in a couple have to be using MJ for it to have any type of real BC effect.

Also, I will say combustion/incineration is not going to have any type of positive effect on anyone's fertility. So if you are interested in damage control: vaporize or tincture, don't smoke!
post #36 of 40
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Keep in mind that our bodies are pretty complex. Some couples have trouble conceiving even when doing everything "right" while others conceive even when using 2 or more forms of contraception. Something that potentially LOWERS fertility isn't going to have that effect on everybody- and even if it does lower a woman's fertility, if her fertility is already very strong, lowering it a bit may not hinder her from getting pg. Maybe it will take her 2 months to get pg instead of one.

Just because women have conceived while using a lot of marijuana is NOT proof that marijuana doesn't affect female fertility. It just proves that it's not a reliable contraceptive.
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Very good points.

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Ok, now I'm visualizing super stoned sperm, swimming in circles. "dude, what were we suppose to be looking for?"
post #37 of 40
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Originally Posted by dinahx View Post
But having known women who absorb it through their skin while working in the 'industry' (trimming on legal farms out west), it can affect ovulation.
those ladys "ingest" a metric TON of pot. back in my "wild days" I had a friend who would work LSD and trip really (reallyreallyreally) hard from it absorbing through his gloves into is skin. all I gotts to say is handling any of that stuff all day will mess anyones anything up.
post #38 of 40
I think it can inhibit ovulation in some women. I sure know it wouldn't inhibit mine...

I will say that I did have times back in the day where my period would be very delayed if I was using heavily.
post #39 of 40
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Well, I also think it depends on each individual and how they handle it, and how they percieve partaking in their mind.
Interesting idea- I wonder if you would be willing to explain more specifically what you mean here.
Do you think it depends on how the person using it perceives it, either a guilty/bad thing harming her or a lovely/ally heloing her- and that this would effect fertility?

Also- how would it "inhibit" ovulation? Would it keep a woman from ovulating?

Just doing research here!

One more question- if it does limit fertility, is it possible that for the women to whom it did not- that they were mostly young enough so that fertility was quite strong? Y'know-
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by abimommy View Post
No but there have been studies showing a LOT of pot can reduce a man's sperm count and make their sperm act stupid.
This!
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