Experts Say Online Rumors That SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines Can Cause Infertility Are Unfounded

March 16, 2021 8:39 AM | Becca Liebers (Administrator)

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology | March 16

Newsweek (3/15, Georgiou) reports there are rumors online that SARS-CoV-2 vaccines can cause infertility, but “experts say such claims are unfounded.” For example, the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists and the British Fertility Society said in their published guidance on the topic, “There is absolutely no evidence, and no theoretical reason, that any of the vaccines can affect the fertility of women or men.” Meanwhile, ACOG “has also issued a statement debunking claims that the COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. are a cause of infertility, noting that they have been ‘scientifically disproven.’” In their statement, ACOG explains how the different vaccines work and why those mechanisms cannot cause infertility in women or men. In addition, ACOG also “recommend that people of reproductive age who are eligible should get vaccinated, including women who are contemplating or trying to have a baby.”

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