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Soirée Mollat/CHU – Infertility: the environment in question? Lucie Chansel-Debordeaux’s intervention

6 May à 18h00 - 20h00

As part of the Soirées Santé program, Bordeaux University Hospital and Librairie Mollat are organizing an evening on the theme of infertility: the environment in question?


Lucie Chansel-Debordeaux, reproductive biologist, head of the Reproductive Biology Department – CECOS and MCU-PH team 8 Biotherapies Genetics and Oncology (BioGO) in our BRIC Unit – BoRdeaux Institut of Oncology (INSERM – Université de Bordeaux).

Fleur Delva, public health doctor, coordinator of the ARTEMIS center, an environmental health prevention platform dedicated to reproduction, and researcher in the EPICENE team at Bordeaux Public Health (INSERM – Université de Bordeaux).

Infertility directly affects over three million people in France, a figure that is rising every year. The rise in infertility is primarily due to the fact that women are now giving birth to their first child an average of 5 years later than forty years ago. It can also be linked to medical causes such as endometriosis in women or genetic abnormalities in men. So the origin of infertility can be multifactorial, and more and more scientific data suggests an environmental effect.
Occupational and non-occupational environmental exposure to chemical substances is recognized as being able to interfere with the entire reproductive process (fertility disorders, pregnancy pathologies, developmental abnormalities). Numerous studies describe a link between exposure to certain families of chemical substances – endocrine disruptors – and fertility disorders. Exposure to these substances may have direct effects on gametes, but evidence also suggests longer-term effects, increasing the risk of chronic disease in childhood and adulthood (the developmental origins of health and disease “DOHAD” hypothesis). What’s more, throughout their lives, individuals are exposed to multiple environmental factors that can have an impact on their health and that of future generations. The term “exposome” refers to the totality of an individual’s exposures over the course of a lifetime. We’ll be taking a closer look at these different aspects during the conference, as well as the preventive measures that can be implemented.
📆 May 6 6-8 p.m.
📌 Station Ausone, 8 rue de la Vieille Tour, Bordeaux
or online on the Mollat and CHU bookshop networks (YouTube link)
Free admission


6 May
18h00 - 20h00
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Station Aussone
8 rue de la Vieille Tour
Bordeaux, France
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