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10.25259/JRHM_32_2020
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Novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) as threat to general and reproductive health: Challenges and research needs

Department of Environmental Studies, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Corresponding author: Rajeev Singh, Department of Environmental Studies, Satyawati College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India. rajeevsingh@satyawati.du.ac.in
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How to cite this article: Kumar P, Singh R. Novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) as threat to general and reproductive health: Challenges and research needs.J Reprod Healthc Med 2021;2(Suppl_1):S19-S25.

Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and emerged as a major threat to global public health. Along with the respiratory system, COVID-19 may also affect male fertility, family planning, and pregnancy. Expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme-2 in testis on the entry of viral particle and fever is two major factors responsible for reduced fertility. Children, pregnant women, and older people are more susceptible to infection. Males are more susceptible to infection and morbidity caused due to COVID-19. In this review, the current global scenario, clinical infestations, possible effect on reproductive health, and future prospects of COVID-19 are elaborated.

Keywords

COVID-19
Global
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus
Reproductive health

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