Texas Tech Physicians OB / GYN Address Possible Fertility Problems Caused By COVID-19 Vaccine | KETK.com

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Will the COVID-19 vaccine cause fertility problems for men and women looking to get pregnant?

It is a common concern that people have.

“There has been a rumor that has been going around on social media for some time that the COVID vaccine, all of them, could cause infertility in both men and women. It hasn’t been proven, ”said Dr. Robert Kauffman, Texas Tech Physicians OB / GYN.

Dr Kauffman said recent studies have shown the COVID-19 vaccine to be safe for men and women looking to get pregnant, to take.

“If we look at men for example, the rumor on social media said that it decreased sperm count. There was a small study showing where semen tests or semen parameters were normal before and long after the vaccine, ”said Dr. Kauffman.

When it comes to women, Dr Kauffman said the issue gets a bit more complicated.

“It was feared that the antibodies that the covid vaccine induces would also destroy the membrane around the fertilized egg. If this were true then there would be more miscarriages, as well as infertility because these women would never know they are pregnant, so currently the American College of OBGYN and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine recommend covid vaccination for women who are currently pregnant as well as for men and women who are pregnant. are considering starting a family, ”Dr. Kauffman said.

Dr Kauffman also says that a recent study of vaccinating couples using in vitro fertilization found similar success rates for the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.

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