Letters Alcohol and fecundability

The problem with “abstinence is unnecessary”

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5325 (Published 05 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5325
  1. Lauri Beekmann, secretary general
  1. Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN), Marjamaa 2, Tyri 72214, Estonia
  1. beekmann{at}nordan.org

Conclusions drawn from Mikkelsen and colleagues’1 Danish cohort study on alcohol consumption and fecundability vary widely, from “Drinking a large glass of wine each night damages fertility”2 to “Women’s conception rates ‘not affected by moderate drinking’”3 to wider generalisations, such as, “Alcohol has no effect on women’s fertility.”4 And a …

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