33. Higher Levels of Phthlates in Men Associated with Delayed Pregnancy in Female Partners

DATE: March 5, 2014

FROM: US National Institute of Health

TITLE: High plasticizer levels in males linked to delayed pregnancy for female partners

ISSUE:  Women whose male partners have high concentrations of three common forms of phthalates, chemicals found in a wide range of consumer products, take longer to become pregnant than women in couples in which the male does not have high concentrations of the chemicals, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

33. Phthalate