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New conceptions on issues of fertility

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 50, PAGE NO: 40Evelyn Thomson, RGN, SCM, BSc, is maternity outpatients coordinator at Falkirk Royal Infirmary, StirlingshireResearch suggests that consuming as little as five units of alcohol a week can reduce female fertility by half (Hakim et al, 1998) and with the recommended daily alcohol intake for women limited to 2-3 units, the influence of alcohol may be significant.

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