Why COVID Vaccines are Falsely Linked to Infertility
There’s no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that’s a worry that’s been cited by some health care workers as a reason they’re reluctant to be first in line to get the shots.
The sperm count of men suffering from mild cases of Covid-19 halved 30 days after they were diagnosed, according to the study reported in the Jerusalem Post.
Authors: Miller D, Vukina J Abstract Infertility is a significant global health issue affecting around 8-12% of couples worldwide with male factor infertility accounting for a substantial proportion of these cases. Despite significant advances within the past few decades, an etiology for male factor infertility cannot be identified in up to 80% of patients and thus, this continues to be an area of active study. This review aims to provide an update on recent advances in the field of male infertility including semen analysis and at-home semen testing, genetics, DNA fragmentation, surgical approaches and the rise of ...
This article highlights matters of bioethical nature to be considered in the ART world at the time of COVID-19 while presenting an all-inclusive critique of the current status. When pursuing pregnancy through IVF treatment during the pandemic, distancing and caution have the lead role in an effort to defend the health of the intended parents and future children. To pr omote patient autonomy along with our ethical, moral, and legal duty towards our patients, emphasis should be given on ascertaining shared decision-making, and ensuring that an appropriate all-inclusive informed consent is signed prior to initiating any IVF treatment.
Publication date: October 2020Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Volume 253Author(s): Veronica Esposito, Erika Rania, Daniela Lico, Sara Pedri, Alessia Fiorenza, Marina Francesca Strati, Alessandro Conforti, Vinenzo Marrone, Andrea Carosso, Alberto Revelli, Fulvio Zullo, Costantino Di Carlo, Roberta Venturella
The disease caused by coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was named Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) by World Health Organization, who classified COVID-19 as pandemic, global public health emergency1. COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan (China) in December 2019 and was suddenly followed by an outbreak across Hubei Province and other parts of the country1,2. The first two cases of COVID-19 in Italy were confirmed in January 2020 in Chinese tourists, and the first case of secondary transmission occurred in Codogno, close to Milan, in February3.
This study evaluated the level of fear and anxiety related to the COVID-19 outbreak, in infertile women whose ART cycles were delayed due to the pandemic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An online survey was sent to women whose ART cycles were postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak between April and May 2020. The study population were 101 participants. The main outcome measure is to determine the levels of fear and anxiety in infertile women by using the Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-T and STAI-S) and Fear of COVID-19 scale (FCV-19S). The relationship of the COVID-19 outbreak with the willingness to go ahead w...
A lost chance to say goodbye to an aged parent, a promising romance that fizzles when a pair can’t meet in person, a career that stalls when a prized job vanishes, a dwindling shot at parenthood when an infertility clinic suspends all in vitro fertilization treatments -- these are the casualties of our lives on pause during the coronavirus pandemic.
Conditions: Infertility Treatment; Women Intervention: Other: Online questionnaire Sponsor: Hospices Civils de Lyon Not yet recruiting