International Journal of Biochemistry and Biomolecules

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COVID-19 Vaccination, and Female Fertility

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes the coronavirus illness 2019 (COVID-19) has sparked an unparalleled worldwide health disaster. Numerous COVID-19 vaccines are being developed, approved, and manufactured quickly due to their devastating effects. mRNA vaccines are one of them and are thought to be the best candidates with unique benefits to solve this problem. However, certain severe adverse effects have been linked to their use, raising major issues regarding the efficiency and safety of the vaccines as well as the value of immunization. There is no disputing the paucity of available evidence, which is one of the factors contributing to vaccine resistance in the general population, particularly among pregnant women, even though several fertility societies have stated that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines are unlikely to affect fertility. Here, we go into great detail about how the male and female reproductive systems are affected by SARS-CoV-2 infection or vaccination. On the one hand, COVID-19 could pose a serious hazard to human reproductive health despite the minimal chance of infection in the male reproductive system or fetus. Contrarily, our analysis shows that neither men nor women, particularly pregnant women, experience any issues with infertility or an increase in unfavorable pregnancy outcomes following vaccination. In particular, the advantages of maternal antibodies transmitted through the placenta outweigh any known or potential risks. Therefore, even if more research is still needed, particularly a larger population-based longitudinal study, it is unquestionably a sensible choice to get vaccinated rather than experience severe negative effects of virus infection in the case of the rapid spread of COVID-19 .

Keywords

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, Fertility, mRNA, Vaccines

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