AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Will the COVID-19 vaccine cause fertility problems in men and women who want to get pregnant?
It’s a common concern that people have.
“There is a rumor that has been circulating on social media for quite some time that the COVID vaccine, all of them, could cause infertility in both men and women. This has not been proven,” said Dr. Robert Kauffman, Texas Technician, OB / GYN.
Dr. Kauffman said recent studies have shown that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe to take for men and women who want to get pregnant.
“If we look at men, for example, it is rumored on social media that the sperm count decreased. There has been a small study that shows where semen tests or sperm parameters were normal both before and after the vaccine, ”Dr. Kauffman said.
As for women, Dr. Kauffman said the issue gets a little complicated.
“There was concern that the antibodies inferred by the covida vaccine could also destroy the membrane around the fertilized egg. If this were true, there would be a greater number of miscarriages as well as infertility, because these women never So today the American College of OBGYN and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommend vaccination against covid for those women who are currently pregnant, as well as for men and women who are thinking about start a family, ”said Dr. Kauffman.
Dr. Kauffman also says that a recent study on vaccinations for couples using invitro fertilization revealed similar success rates for both vaccinated and non-vaccinated.