The COVID-19 pandemic and reproductive health

This is an introduction to Views and Reviews devoted to understanding the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 on human reproductive health.

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VOLUME 115, ISSUE 4, P811-812


Richard S. Legro, M.D. 


This introduction tees off an outstanding collection of Views and Reviews articles on the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 on human reproductive health. These articles written by the experts in the field review the current literature on COVID-19 and male reproductive health, female reproductive health, and the assisted reproductive technology laboratory. Despite the prolonged nature of the pandemic and the number of people infected worldwide, there still are limited data on the effects of the virus and infection on human reproductive health and human fertility. The investigators distill a vast and often conflicting series of reports into a digestible summary to guide patient counseling and institute the safest practices into the assisted reproductive technology laboratory.

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Fertility and Sterility

Editorial Office, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Fertility and Sterility® is an international journal for obstetricians, gynecologists, reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, basic scientists and others who treat and investigate problems of infertility and human reproductive disorders. The journal publishes juried original scientific articles in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, urology, andrology, physiology, immunology, genetics, contraception, and menopause. Fertility and Sterility® encourages and supports meaningful basic and clinical research, and facilitates and promotes excellence in professional education, in the field of reproductive medicine.