Furthermore, a significant association was identified between recent female smoking and the decreased ability to retrieve ova during ivf. Another factor to consider is the effect male smoking has on the female partner. In the case of semen morphology, some reports have shown that semen morphology correlated with smoking, while others have not. Thus, paternal smoking may play at least as great a role in the success of assisted reproduction techniques as maternal smoking.
Smoking and assisted reproduction
Sperm abnormality smoking. The smokers were found to have a significantly greater percentage of abnormal forms. Smoking affected semen quality and is therefore expected to play a negative role in conception. Smokers inhale a host of toxins, such as nicotine, carbon monoxide, cadmium, and other mutagenic compounds [. Nevertheless, the majority of the evidence points to the fact that men with infertility, or those having difficulty conceiving, should quit smoking to optimize their chances for successful conception. Zhang et al found that superoxide dismutase levels were inversely correlated with the amount and duration of cigarette smoking, suggesting a relationship among smoking, oxidative stress, and infertility. Smoking has been shown to have a detrimental effect on various parameters of semen analysis.
There are no specific studies looking at this. Baseline characteristics, except age and smoking history, were not significantly different between the two groups. It can also negatively affect your fertility.