February 28, 2024



COVID can damage sperm for months making it harder to conceive a baby, a new study finds


By Tom Bateman  with Reuters

Catching COVID-19 could impact fertility for weeks after recovery from the virus, according to a new study which looked at sperm quality in Belgian patients who suffered symptomatic coronavirus infections.

Semen samples from 35 men taken within a month of their recovery showed a 60 per cent drop in their sperm’s ability to move and a 37 per cent reduction in sperm count.

The study, published on Monday in the Fertility and Sterility journal, took samples from 120 men in Belgium with an average age of 35 years and at an average of 52 days after their COVID-19 symptoms had cleared.

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