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10.25259/JRHM_55_2020
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Impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on reproductive health: An update

Reproductive Health Laboratory, Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India
Corresponding author: Abdul S. Ansari, Reproductive Health Laboratory, Centre for Advanced Studies, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur -302 004, India. abdulsansari@yahoo.com
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How to cite this article: Sevliya K, Khilwani B, Lohiya NK, Ansari AS. Impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on reproductive health: An update. J Reprod Healthc Med 2021;2(Suppl_1):S65-S71.

Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is an astonishing universal situation and all countries have adopted their own strategies to eradicate the corona virus transmission. All measures are followed according to the World Health Organization recommendations. As it is a new infection, scientific data are limited, although progressing relentlessly. The infectivity and mortality are higher than other pandemics and the propagation has fluctuated extensively by location. Coronavirus belonging to the family Coronaviridae (CoV) cause acute respiratory syndrome and infect unciliated bronchial epithelial cells and pneumonocytes Type II, predominantly harbored in mammals. It has become imperative to make out the ability of virus in COVID-19 era that how it affects the reproductive capacity in humans and whether pregnant women are at higher risk of fatality or comorbidity. In this article, the possible outcomes of COVID-19 in relation to reproduction and fertility with emphasis on impact on contraceptive assess, risk on pregnancy, fetal health, and regulation of assisted reproduction have been reviewed.

Keywords

Coronavirus
Contraception
Fertility
Propagation
Reproduction

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