Overview

Reproductive health is a key example of a sex and gender related health issue affected by cannabis use or exposure. Cannabis use before, during, and after pregnancy may influence maternal and/or fetal/infant/child health. Cannabis use can also affect fertility for males and females and have harm reduction implications for partners as well. Recognizing both social and biological factors associated with cannabis use and reproductive health offers an opportunity to understand and act on topics such as fertility, breastfeeding, conception and parenting. Read through some of our resources below to learn more.

Resources

Breastfeeding and Cannabis: A Harm Reduction Resource for Health Care and Social Service Providers (English)
L’allaitement et le cannabis: Ressource sur la réduction des méfaits pour les prestataires de soins de santé et de services sociaux (Français)
Taking Care: A Short Guide to Breastfeeding and Substance Use (English)
Substances et prudence: Petit guide sur l’allaitement et la consommation de substances (Français)
Cannabis and Indigenous Women’s Reproductive Health and Wellness: Resource List
Risks of Cannabis on Fertility, Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Parenting
What We Know About Cannabis Use in the Reproductive Years: Webinar Recording
What We Know About Cannabis Use in the Reproductive Years: Presentation Slides
Women and Cannabis Info Sheet (English)
Les femmes et le cannabis (français)