A corona infection could affect the development of sperm cells in men. Scientists from the University of Giessen find signs of a “reduced fertility potential”.
Men who contract Covid-19 could change the quality of their sperm. This is the result of a study published in the specialist magazine “Reproduction” by two scientists from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen. According to independent experts, further studies must be carried out to determine whether the virus is actually endangering the fertility of those affected.
The more severely ill the patients, the greater the changes. They correspond to the state of oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, a pathological change in male sperm – the most common cause of male infertility. Maleki suggested that the WHO should declare the male reproductive system to be a high-risk organ in Covid.