Written By: Aashish Vashistha
April 16, 2022 (New Delhi): After almost an year of devastations, helplessness and screams, COVID-19 seems to be horrifying the masses with new variants. In 2021, so many people have lost their loved ones and family members to Covid. Those who have survived the horrible battle with the virus, have faced a lot of Post-Covid complications for a longer period of time. One such problem which is still considered as a taboo in Indian societies is ‘Male Infertility Issues’, which is a very common problem. During the starting of April 2022, many Internet users were talking about fertility issues due to Covid infections and even allegedly pointing Covid vaccines for making a men infertile. However, nobody has done any scientific and medical research on this topic.
According to a report, Male Infertility may be a new symptom of long COVID.” After reading such articles, many people speculated that they are facing such issues after getting infected with COVID-19 and the vaccinations did wrong to their body. Many thinks that the much outspoken long COVID-19 is what causes infertility in men’s. But the reality is quite different than this alleged claim having no scientific and medical research. A scientific magazine report, analysed the proteins in the semen of 10 “healthy fertile subjects” and 17 “COVID-19 recovered men.” Researchers found an alteration of semen proteome in recovered patients, which the author of the article considered was a disruption in the male reproductive function after clinical remission. However, many Doctors claims that these facts are unsupported.
However, a recent research based report of Reuters claims that there is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines leads to Male Infertility and that they are just rumours. In an interview with Reuters, Ranjith Ramasamy, Associate Professor of Urology at the University of Miami stated that there is a lack of evidence in this regard and pointed Reuters to a 2021 peer-reviewed study in which he and other researchers evaluated 45 men fully vaccinated with mRNA COVID-19 vaccine having no fertility issues. Talking about the safety of mRNA vaccines, he added, he did not see a decrease in any of their sperm parameters such as semen, volume, sperm concentration, or total motility in sperm count,”