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2 (
Suppl_1
); 55-58
doi:
10.25259/JRHM_52_2020

Male fertility concerns during COVID-19 pandemic

Department of Zoology, Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Science), Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan, West Bengal, India
Corresponding author: Sutapa Mukherjee, Department of Zoology, Siksha Bhavana (Institute of Science), Visva-Bharati (A Central University), Santiniketan - 731 235, West Bengal, India. sutapa.mukherjee2010@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Mukherjee S. Male fertility concerns during COVID-19 pandemic. J Reprod Healthc Med 2021;2(Suppl_1):S55-S8.

Abstract

Since its incidence in December 2019, the novel coronavirus, named “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2” (SARS-CoV-2), has undergone excessively rapid human-to-human transmission throughout the globe and remains still unabated. The worldwide uncontrolled expansion of the disease coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pursued the World Health Organization to declare it a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The untiring efforts of scientists, clinicians, and researchers have increased our awareness about the pathophysiology of COVID-19 although much of it is shrouded with ambiguity. The wide spectrum of the disease in terms of severity, mortality, age and gender biases, physiological manifestations, and responses adds up to the complications. Of particular concern is the impact of COVID-19 on male reproductive health and fertility outcomes. The present article discusses some of the emerging multiple facets rendering the male reproductive system vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection and/or associated pathological mechanisms.

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COVID-19
Fertility
Male reproductive health
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2

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