Novel coronavirus unlikely to affect pregnancy outcomes, study suggests

A pre-print version of a study out of the University of California San Francisco suggests that the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, is unlikely to have a negative effect on pregnancy-related outcomes, including premature birth, transmission through breast milk and infertility.

The researchers found that none of the reproductive tissues they studied in the uterus, myometrium, ovary, fallopian tube and breast had the receptors and biochemicals needed for the virus to enter the cells.

The findings are preliminary and the paper is currently under peer review.

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