Coronavirus can cause male infertility: Study
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COVID-19 can cause male infertility by harming the testicular cells which produce sperms, says a new study by the scientists of Israel.

The study, published in the journal of Fertility and Sterility, claims that the studied men had a reduction of around 50% on average of the number of sperm per milliliter, total volume of ejaculate, and motility of sperm.

Nobody knows yet how severe this problem is and these effects are reversible or not. Infection is accepted as a possible underlying cause of male infertility.

Dr Shobha Gupta, Medical Director and IVF Specialist from Mother's Lap IVF Centre says: "Every time there is a new thing coming up with this virus, we are still learning and if the person has low immunity and is prone to catch the infection in any way the sperm count is affected and can cause male infertility."

Dr Shweta Goswami, Sr. Consultant IVF from Jaypee Hospital Noida and IVF Consultant from Zeeva Clinic explains: "It's too early to suggest anything for Covid-19 as semen changes can take up to 3-4 months post-infection and numbers are too low at present but it could potentially cause harm and any sort of illness fever can reduce sperm count and motility and this may hold for coronavirus as well."

Source: https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/health/coronavirus-can-cause-male-infertility-study
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