The President of the Academy of Medicine Specialties of Nigeria, Professor Oladapo Ashiru, said some ways of life are a disservice to women fertility.
Ashiru shared this view at the inauguration and induction of fellows of the Academy held in Lagos on Monday.
He asserted that not few women infertility are traced to consumption of stock-fish and others with large presence of mercury, driving barefooted, pesticide and budget lipsticks.
His word, “Some women do not drive with their shoes because they find it easy driving barefooted. Many patients experience miscarriages after going through IVF because the upper lining of those pedals have antimony which has been proven to be embryo-toxic. Not until we remove this antimony from them, they can’t be pregnant or keep a pregnancy.
“Same goes for mercury which is present in large fish and stockfish; fumigation, oil spillages, the use of lipstick and pesticides are also injurious to the health.”
“Fumigation and pesticides can affect a woman who is carrying a baby; it will affect the baby and the child to be born. That is, toxins from pesticides affect three generations.
“Women use a lot of lipstick, unknown to them that they carry a lot of toxins especially if they are cheaply made. Oil spills are also toxins to the sperm and eggs, it causes miscarriage.”