Have any of your patients come back to you to report on children they had who were born with or who later presented with health issues that your patients thought might be linked to their use of finasteride? I know there’d be no way to show causality, I’m just wondering if it’s happened.
Personally I don’t care as much about infertility as I do about having a child who has health issues as a result of my finasteride usage. I’m having conscience-pangs just thinking about it. Could finasteride exert some kind of deleterious effect on the genetic content inside sperm whereby the sperm _does_ manage to fertilize the egg but where genetic abnormalities are passed on to the child? As usual, I suppose the answer is that nobody knows for sure.
No. At least, no one ever came to me who was on the medication asking about it. Propecia / finasteride taken by men as directed is not a pregnancy / health risk. When taken by women, it can potentially cause birth abnormalities possibly due to hormonal changes it causes during fetal development.
I know there are plenty of men that have had kids after taking the medication, so perhaps our readers will leave comments about their experiences.