Tag Archives: COVID-19

‘Absolutely no evidence’ COVID vaccines affect fertility

There is “absolutely no evidence” that COVID-19 vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men, says new expert guidance. The guidance, published by the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists and the British Fertility Society, comes amid concerns that misinformation … Continue reading

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Study: Pregnant mother can pass COVID antibodies to fetus

According to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, coronavirus antibodies from a mother can cross the placenta, passing on some natural immunity to their newborns. Notably, the antibodies that scientists detected in the placenta were immunoglobulin G, or IgG, antibodies. These antibodies are … Continue reading

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COVID-19 may impact male fertility, study finds

Severe cases of COVID-19 might harm the quality of a man’s sperm and possibly impact his fertility, according to a recent study published in the journal Reproduction. “This report provides the first direct evidence to date that COVID-19 infection impairs … Continue reading

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Confused about the COVID vaccine?

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are getting conflicting information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The World Health Organization recently recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women should not get the vaccine unless the benefits outweigh the potential risks. But the Centers … Continue reading

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ASRM: COVID vaccines do not increase risk of infertility

In mid-December, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) released recommendations for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In these, it states the following: “Because COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are not composed of live virus, they are not thought to cause an … Continue reading

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RSCNJ information on the coronavirus vaccine

Many fertility care patients and their families have questions about the coronavirus vaccine–how it works, how safe it is and whether they should get it. The bottom line is this: Patients undergoing fertility treatment and pregnant patients should be encouraged … Continue reading

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ASRM recommends COVID-19 vaccine be offered to pregnant, lactating women

Many women who are pregnant or contemplating pregnancy have additional risk factors such as obesity, hypertension or diabetes which may further increase the chance of severe disease from COVID-19 infection. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recently released new … Continue reading

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Study reveals psychological impact of COVID-19 on fertility patients

The suspension of fertility treatments due to the COVID-19 pandemic has had a variety of psychological impacts on women whose treatments were cancelled, but there are several protective factors that can be fostered to help in the future, according to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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COVID-19 unlikely to be transmitted through semen, study shows

COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen, according to University of Utah Health scientists who participated in an international study of Chinese men who recently had the disease. The researchers found no evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 … Continue reading

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