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COVID-19's Impact on Sex & Fertility

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The pathophysiology of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is associated with a wide range of functional changes in several physiological parameters.

The direct impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on male and female urogenital organs has yet to be determined. Nevertheless, various explanations have been offered based on biological similarities between SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2.

In a recent Trends in Urology & Men’s Health study, the potential effects of SARS-CoV-2 on sexual activity and fertility are discussed.

Genital ACE2 Receptors

SARS-CoV-2 primarily infects cells that have angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptors present on ...