The Effects of Drugs on a Mans Reproductive System There has been a lot of research on how teratogens cause genetic and congenital birth defects in babies. What are Teratogens? They are anything that will interfere with the growth or development of a fetus. You will find article after article about the effects of women smoking, taking drugs, and drinking alcohol on developing babies. But what happens if a man smokes, takes drugs, or drinks alcohol? Can this harm a developing fetus? Directions: Write at least 200 words on this topic. Save and name your assignment “Week 1 Research Assignment”, then save on your computer. This document will then be uploaded by clicking on Browse my Computer. Make sure to cite your sources in your assignment. Tips: Read pages 59- 64 from Chapter 2. Check out these websites: http://www.come-over.to/FAS/mentoo.htm http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/1998/10/02/MN77373.DTL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3901885/ Explains teratogens and how they cause genetic and congenital birth defects in babies. Evaluates the impact that drugs/alcohol have on the reproductive system of a man and supports the statement of whether this can harm a developing fetus.