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Mental Health & Fertility

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Antidepressants & Fertility

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SSRI Medications

It is crucial to consult with a doctor before starting or stopping any antidepressant medication. Abruptly discontinuing medication or altering dosage without medical supervision can lead to serious side effects. Only a qualified healthcare professional can properly evaluate and manage antidepressant medication to ensure safe and effective treatment.

In this video, we explain the data, and the controversies, around the impact of using SSRIs on fertility.

We interview Alice Domar of Harvard Medical School on the studies of female fertility and SSRIs.

Peter Schlegel, ASRM President and reproductive urologist at Cornell, comments on SSRI use and the impact on male fertility and sperm DNA fragmentation.