Exactly how cannabis interacts with all the complex systems in the human body remains unclear. Couples interested in conceiving should know that while cannabis causes changes in the body that affect fertility, it has also been recorded to stimulate libido during the brief fertility window of a woman’s cycle.
Cannabis Use Affects Sex Hormone Production
A 2016 study published in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine notes that THC suppresses the release of critical hormones from the brain’s hypothalamus. One main hormone that undergoes suppression is the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), responsible for releasing important sex hormones that are critical for fertility. These critical fertility and female cycle hormones are called follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). The suppression of these major hormones can lead women to experience a disrupted menstrual cycle. Those interested in conceiving should realize a disrupted menstrual cycle can lead to disrupted