Vaccines for the coronavirus don’t affect the fertility of men or women, but the virus “could cause short-term fertility problems in men,” Robert Preidt reports for HealthDay News.
“Wesselink’s team analyzed data from more than 2,100 American and Canadian women and their male partners in an ongoing study of women trying to conceive,” Preidt reports. Senior researcher Lauren Wise, a BU epidemiology professor, said the study’s large sample and diverse population make it strong.
The study, published Jan. 20 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, supports previous research linking Covid-19 infection in men with reproductive dysfunction, including poor sperm quality. The researchers said the findings should ease concerns prompted by anecdotal reports of women having menstrual cycle changes after getting a coronavirus vaccination.