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Title: The role of endocrine disruptors in female infertility
Authors: Silva, Ana Beatriz P. 
Carreiró, Filipa 
Ramos, Fernando 
Silva, Ana Sanches 
Keywords: Bisphenol A; Endocrine disruptor; Female infertility; Exposure; Phthalates; Pesticides; Dioxins
Issue Date: Aug-2023
Publisher: Springer Nature
Project: UIDB/00211/2020 
Serial title, monograph or event: Molecular Biology Reports
Volume: 50
Issue: 8
Abstract:  According to the World Health Organization, infertility is a public health problem that affects around 48 million couples and 186 million individuals worldwide. Endocrine disruptors are one of the causes that raise more concern, given that it is a problem that has evolved with the progress of society. Many chemicals are used by food industry, entering food chain, and directly affecting human health. Endocrine disruptors have the capacity of interfering with the normal hormonal action, metabolism, and biosynthesis, which can lead to a variation of the normal hormonal homeostasis. Some of these endocrine disruptors are highly associated with diseases that are positively correlated with female infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, irregular menstrual cycle and also disturbances on processes as steroidogenesis and development of the ovarian follicles.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/112252
ISSN: 0301-4851
1573-4978
DOI: 10.1007/s11033-023-08583-2
Rights: openAccess
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