The options for preventing developmental disorders of the female reproductive tract are limited. Genetic problems affecting chromosome formation and hormone development are beyond an individual’s control. Genetic abnormalities may be inherited, but links to environmental toxins have been indicated, making it important to stay away from pesticides and herbicides. Avoiding contact with substances containing male hormones is extremely important for pregnant women. Expectant mothers also should check with their doctor before taking any medications, over-the-counter remedies or supplements such as DHEA.