Updated: Mar 14
The unpredictability of SARS-CoV-2 over the course of the pandemic is keeping us under constant stress, and the ongoing spread of misinformation and disinformation about the virus, vaccines, treatments, masks, and other aspects of the pandemic is just as concerning.
One of the many pieces of incorrect information spreading: that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility. At this point, there is no evidence linking COVID-19 vaccines and infertility.
One study showed no difference in pregnancy rates after embryo transfers in women who had antibodies against the coronavirus from vaccination or infection compared with women who had no antibodies. Additional real-world data of more than 15,000 pregnant women from Israel also shows no harm, rather the benefits, from vaccination. In the AstraZeneca vaccine trial, accidental pregnancies and miscarriage rates were also similar.
Since COVID-19 infections, not the vaccines, have resulted in lower levels of testosterone, low sperm counts, and the likelihood of erectile dysfunction, scientists urge everyone to follow the actual science when making a decision regarding vaccination, rather than trusting misinformation.