It is currently unknown whether SARS-CoV-2 is viable in semen or whether COVID-19 damages spermatozoa
assisted reproductive technology; coronavirus; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; semen; sexual transmission; spermatozoa
© 2020 American Society of Andrology and European Academy of Andrology Research is needed to understand the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in semen, sexual transmissibility, and impact on sperm quality. Several studies have examined men recovering from COVID-19, but large-scale community-based testing is needed to ascertain the effects on the male reproductive tract, and the potential for prolonged transmission.
Perry, M., Arrington, S., Neumann, L., Carrell, D., & Mores, C. (2021). It is currently unknown whether SARS-CoV-2 is viable in semen or whether COVID-19 damages spermatozoa. Andrology, 9 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/andr.12831