July 31, 2021

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Israeli Study Reveals the Virus has No Effect on Fertility

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A recent study was conducted by a handful of researchers from the Hadassah-University Medical Center. The results of this study revealed that the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine plays no role in altering the fertility of females. 

Researchers went on to add that this study is the first that has been conducted regarding female fertility. As of now, it is being peer-reviewed and is available in medRxiv, which is an online magazine featuring unpublished manuscripts from people working in the clinical field. 

For the study, thirty-two women were recruited, as informed by the director of the IVF Unit at the Mount Scopus campus of the Hadassah Hospital, Dr. Anat Hershko. He added that half of the people in the study group did not come to them because they were experiencing infertility. Rather, these women showed up because their partners had infertility issues or because these women wanted to have their eggs frozen. 

The participants of the study were divided into three different groups. The first one consisted of the women who had been given the coronavirus vaccination, the second was made up of women who had contracted and then recovered from the disease, and the third group had women who had never been exposed to the virus. 

The physicians first researched the follicular fluid that is mixed with the eggs throughout the treatments that women undergo. Hershko clarified that this fluid is not required in the process of fertilization. Rather, when the egg comes out, it is surrounded by a large amount of fluid and a handful of surrounding cells. 

This liquid, the director added, is especially important because it helps provide insight into the environment of the egg. It allows for the analysis of the egg a hormonal level. Moreover, the egg is further studied to check whether certain proteins are present, which have been deemed to be good indicators of the quality of the egg, as per medical literature. 

The researchers, through the studying of the egg, were able to conclude that the deadly disease did not have any role to play in the alteration of the follicular fluid. 

Hershko expressed his happiness at the fact that the researchers found that the vaccine was more or less unimpactful on the follicle’s performance. He went on to add that as a part of the study, the professionals took a closer look at the antibodies that help protect the body from the virus. 

As a result, it was found that antibodies were present in the follicular of those women who had antibodies in their blood as well. This is especially vital because it indicates that the ovarian environment is safe from infection. 

When questioned on the topic, the director was unable to explain why a great number of people are fearful of the negative impact that the coronavirus vaccine may have on the fertility of women. He added that there is no biological reasoning to explain the fear that people have regarding the Pfizer vaccine. 

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