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any truth to passing drugs on through a man's sperm?

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I was just watching an interview where a woman stated her husband was a cocaine user and her Doctor told her to wear a condom as cocaine can be passed from the man's sperm into the woman's vagina causing reproductive problems. Is there any thruth to this?

Also, if there is any truth to passing drugs on through a man's sperm, if a man is taking anabolic steroids for long periods of time, what are the risks, if any, that a woman gets passed (via his sperm) the steriod, is there any reproductive risks?
I ask because I just found out my ex was using both without my knowledge, starting 20 years ago. We were together for 10 years. And have been apart for 10 years. However recently we spoke and he confessed his drug use to me when we were together. 5 years ago I had tumors on both of my ovaries and, after 2 surgeries, both of my ovaries and fallopian tubes were removed. I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis. I wonder now, after all these years if my ex passed this problem to me.


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replied April 6th, 2011
Sexual Health - Women Answer A21592
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Yes, it is possible that cocaine and steroids get excreted in semen, and both can increase the risk of endometriosis. However, a direct link as the only cause cannot be confirmed. Please ask your gynecologist. Take care!



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