A recent study has revealed that women who used cannabis during preconception had lower fecundability but cannabis had no effect on pregnancy outcomes. Researchers screened women attempting to get pregnant for previous cannabis use through urine testing and self-reporting. Women who tested or reported positive for cannabis use were less likely to conceive during the primary menstrual cycle when attempting to get pregnant but the use of cannabis had no effect on the rate of live births or loss of pregnancy. The authors call for further research as some women may not report cannabis use due to stigma despite the importance of gathering data for possible effects of cannabis use on conception.
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