Topic: Covid-19 Long-Haulers and the Impact on Sexual Health
There is growing evidence to suggest that “long-Covid” or “long-hauler” patients who are male may struggle with fertility. It has already been shown that patients who still fight symptoms of Covid-19 are impacted by lingering pain, fatigue, and respiratory issues. However, now studies are revealing the potential impact on men’s fertility levels.
Covid-19 Studies Surrounding Fertility Levels and Sexual Performance
Health experts have noted the growing evidence that men who contract Covid-19 may struggle with their sexual health and fertility levels. For example, a study conducted in the month of March indicated that Covid-19 long-haulers who were male could develop erectile dysfunction, as well as tenderness, pain, and swelling in the testicles.
Whereas certain groups have tried to argue that coronavirus vaccines may cause infertility, there is currently no evidence to support that claim. In fact, it may be the opposite, with individuals who contract coronavirus suffering from sexual dysfunction and infertility.
Matthew Sutter, who is the Allen County Health Commissioner, has cited several studies that monitored men’s sexual performance and levels of fertility after being fully vaccinated. The results of those studies reported no change in the quality or production levels of the men’s sperm.
However, in women, Matthew Sutter noted that to date there is not much evidence suggesting fertility issues may arise either from contracting Covid-19 or being vaccinated. Thus far, the impact seen has affected men who have contracted Covid-19.
Sutter continues to urge all eligible individuals to get vaccinated as soon as possible since it is currently the best protection available against the deadly coronavirus. He also notes that the effects of coronavirus are much more worrisome than anything that has arisen with the current vaccines. For example, those who have contracted Covid-19 and those who are considered long-haulers have struggled with breathing and respiratory issues, overwhelming fatigue, nerve damage, and even heart conditions. Therefore, Sutter maintains that vaccinations are the best protection currently available and implores those who are unvaccinated to consider the evidence.
Growing evidence has revealed the devasting long-term effects of Covid-19, including a compromised respiratory system, nerve damage, heart conditions, debilitating fatigue, and even sexual infertility and erectile dysfunction in men. To date, there is no evidence that Covid-19 vaccines impact fertility or sexual performance, but males who contract Covid-19 are at risk for developing these issues. Women, on the other hand, have not seen any impact on fertility or sexual health from contracting the coronavirus. Currently, the best protection is still to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and health experts have urged everyone who is eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccine.
Discussed Topic: Covid-19 Long-Haulers and the Impact on Sexual Health