Women's fertility tied to Dad's smoking

Smoking not only affects men’s sperm counts - it can also leave a lasting legacy for their daughters’ fertility, research suggests.

Women whose fathers were smokers at the time of their conception have been found to have significantly reduced ovarian reserve, a recent Sydney fertility conference heard.

On average, these women had a 10% reduction in anti-Mullerian hormone levels compared to daughters of non-smokers.

Professor Scott Nelson, chair of reproductive and maternal medicine at the University of Glasgow, UK, presented data on