Why do some people think that the COVID vaccines are causing infertility in women and men?
The usual suspects…
Infertility and COVID Vaccines
Fortunately, it isn’t true!
“Concern about fertility is one of the major drivers of vaccine hesitancy, despite explicit reassurances from doctors and scientists.”Covid vaccine does not affect fertility but misinformation persists
None of the COVID vaccines are associated with infertility.
We have supportive statements from expert groups, including:
- The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) – “We also assure patients that there is no evidence that the vaccine can lead to loss of fertility.”
- The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) – “There is no biologically plausible mechanism by which current vaccines would cause any impact on women’s fertility.”
- British Fertility Society – “There is absolutely no evidence, and no theoretical reason, that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.”
And no safety signals have been detected that might indicate any issues with fertility.
And all of the COVID vaccines are being very closely monitored using real time analysis to find any suspicious signals.
Which is how the issue with blood clots was found.
“Both SARS-COV-2 infection and vaccination with the BNT162b2 mRNA vaccine mediate IgG immunity that crosses into the follicular fluid. No detrimental effect on follicular function was detected.”Ovarian follicular function is not altered by SARS-Cov-2 infection or BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccination
If you still need some reassurance, know that a study, Ovarian follicular function is not altered by SARS-Cov-2 infection or BNT162b2 mRNA Covid-19 vaccination, has already been done in an IVF clinic. They found no differences in “ovarian follicle function in women following confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, COVID-19 vaccination, and non-infected, unvaccinated controls.”
Infertility and COVID
There is a way to associate infertility with the COVID vaccines though…
“Most U.S. IVF centers in response immediately shut down, at times even leaving patients stranded in midst of cycles. On the same date, the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), ASRM’s European counterpart, took an even more extreme position by publishing a guidance recommending that ‘all fertility patients considering or planning treatment, even if they do not meet the criteria for COVID-19 infection, should avoid becoming pregnant at this time.'”The COVID-19 pandemic through eyes of a NYC fertility center: a unique learning experience with often unexpected results
Since many in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers had to shut down as COVID cases surged, getting everyone vaccinated and protected to control and hopefully end the pandemic will help make sure that fertility centers don’t have to close again!
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