Can COVID-19 Cause Infertility In Men And Women?
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Recent studies indicate that the COVID-19 infection may impact the smooth functioning of the reproductive system and cause infertility in men and women. Early diagnosis can help in mitigating any negative impact of the infection and consulting a fertility specialist for a basic fertility evaluation is advisable for men and women who have recovered from the COVID-19 infection.

~ Impact of COVID-19 on fertility

Recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may negatively affect sperm quality and reduce fertility in men, and the magnitude of that effect may depend on the severity of the disease. According to a study conducted by WHO, pregnant women with COVID-19, who have had pre-existing medical conditions, such as diabetes or chronic high blood pressure, or those who are older or overweight, are also more likely to suffer severe health complications due to COVID.

~ COVID-19 and Pregnancy

It is not clear that the COVID-19 impacts conception and pregnancy in women and the data on this is very limited. According to a recent study by WHO, it states that pregnant women who are older, overweight, and have pre-existing medical conditions such as hypertension and diabetes seem to have an increased risk of developing severe COVID-19. It is therefore important that they take precautions to protect themselves against COVID-19.

~ Myth: COVID-19 vaccine can cause infertility

The COVID-19 vaccines in circulation have been extensively tested and screened for potential risks and have been approved only after their safety has been established without a doubt. There is no evidence that suggests any of the approved vaccines have a negative impact on fertility.

There is no evidence that shows that COVID- 19 vaccine can cause infertility in both men and women. No loss of fertility has been reported among trial participants or among the millions who have received the vaccines since their authorization. There's been no link between vaccines and miscarriage.

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