According to findings from a study conducted by experts at Boston University, being vaccinated for COVID-19 did not diminish the likelihood of couples attempting to conceive successfully. Men in the research who tested positive for COVID, on the other hand, seemed to experience a brief drop in fertility.
The results were published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. They add to an increasing body of data that immunizations can safeguard pregnant women while also lowering the danger to their newborns. All persons who are attempting to get pregnant should get vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other medical organizations.
Researchers used data from participants in Boston University’s Pregnancy Study Online, which has been running for years.
The researchers contacted individuals — adult women up to 45 years old attempting to procreate without using fertility procedures — and several of their spouses every eight weeks for a year, according to the authors of the paper.
In comparison to uninfected individuals, a statistical examination of data obtained from the participants indicated “no relevant connection” between couples who claimed COVID-19 immunization and the chance of being able to procreate.
According to the researchers, this was true across a range of other criteria, including immunization brand and time of year.
Male spouses who came back positive for COVID-19, on the other hand, seemed to be linked to “a transitory drop” in the chance of pregnancy within 60 days.
“The findings provide reassurance that vaccination for couples seeking pregnancy does not appear to impair fertility. They also provide information for physicians who counsel patients hoping to conceive.” declared Diana Bianchi, M.D., director of NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
For weeks, public health experts have advised couples to be vaccinated, emphasizing the serious hazards that COVID-19 poses to women who contract the virus when pregnant.
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