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Real talk: there’s been a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines and fertility issues. It’s scary stuff! But there is NO evidence (or reason to suspect!) that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility, or other fertility or pregnancy related issues.
Multiple studies have found that there are no unexpected pregnancy or infant outcomes related to COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy (1,2). This means…
- No increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth or pre-eclampsia (5)
- No vaccine build-up in ovaries (6)
- No change in ovary function, egg quality, or egg implantation (7,8,9)
- No change in semen volume, sperm concentration, sperm motility, or total amount of moving sperm (10)
People who are pregnant are at a higher risk of becoming severely ill with COVID-19 (4). There is also evidence that COVID-19 can impact menstruation (15), lower sperm count, and cause erectile dysfunction (11,12).
Vaccination is important to protect yourself and others around you. Have other questions about vaccines? Leave us a comment!