Long term effects of cocaine on pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

Does cocaine negatively affect sexuality? You bet it does. Find out how cocaine use affects sex, reproduction, and early childhood here.

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Long term effects of cocaine on pregnancy

Cocaine is a strong stimulant drug that effects the sexual lives of chronic users. In addition to sexual dysfunction and loss of sex drive, cocaine also triggers negative effects during pregnancy and damage to a fetus. More here.

Effects of cocaine on sex and sexuality

Cocaine seriously affects sexual performance, sexual drive, and the health of the reproductive organs. After repeated use, the desire for sex decreases and the pleasure of an orgasm becomes nearly impossible. Some of the more negative effects that cocaine can have on sexuality include:

Long term effects of cocaine on pregnancy (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • absence of pleasure
  • decreased libido
  • infertility or problems conceiving
  • risk of sexually transmitted diseases

Effects of cocaine on male and female reproduction

Cocaine’s effects on male reproduction

  • abnormal sperm morphology
  • decreased sperm count
  • erectile dysfunction
  • impotence
  • inhibited ejaculation
  • loss of sexual drive
  • lowered sperm count
  • weak libido

Cocaine’s effects on female reproduction

  • abrupt interruption of menstruation
  • cocaine appears in breast milk
  • decreased sexual drive
  • instability of the autonomic nerves
  • internal vaginal bleeding
  • irregular menstrual periods
  • possible infertility

Cocaine’s effects on a fetus

  • blood poisoning
  • chronic sickness
  • cocaine withdrawal syndrome
  • decreased immunity
  • infections such as HIV, hepatitis b or c passed from mother
  • low birth weight
  • miscarriage
  • premature birth
  • rupture of the fetal placenta

Cocaine’s effects on early childhood

  • arrhythmia
  • difficulties learning
  • heart disease
  • impaired attention
  • impaired speaking abilities
  • potential for mental illness
  • slower brain development
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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