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Table 4 Summary of study findings on alcohol and female reproductive function

From: Alcohol and fertility: how much is too much?

Level of alcohol consumption Effects on female reproduction Reference
> 1 drink per day vs. abstaining No increased risk of ovulatory infertility (after controlling for confounders) Chavarro, et al. 2009
1-3 drinks per week vs. abstaining No difference in adjusted fecundability Mikkelsen, et al. 2016
4-7 drinks per week vs. abstaining
8-13 drinks per week vs. abstaining
≥ 14 drinks per week vs. abstaining
1-5 drinks per week vs. abstaining Decreased chance of clinical pregnancy (OR 0.61, 95% CI 0.4 - 0.93) Jensen, et al. 1998
> 10 drinks per week vs. abstaining Decreased chance of clinical pregnancy (OR 0.34, 95% CI 0.22 - 0.52)
Low consumers (< 50 g per week) vs. Moderate consumers (50 - 140 g per week) vs. High consumers (> 140 g per week)a Increased risk of seeking fertility treatment with increasing alcohol intake:
High vs. moderate RR 1.58 (95% CI 1.07 - 2.34)
Low vs. high RR 0.64 (95% CI 0.46 - 0.90)
Eggert, et al. 2004
1-6 drinks per week vs. < 1 drink per week (in women over age 30) Increased incidence of infertility (Adjusted HR 1.95, 95% CI 1.04 - 3.66) Tolstrup, et al. 2003
Binge drinking ≥2 times per week vs. drinkers who do not binge 26% lower AMH level (p < 0.04) Hawkins, et al. 2016
  1. aOne standard drink in the U.S. has roughly 14 g of alcohol [65]