Distinguished Lecture Series in Reproduction and Development
April 26, 2022 @ 10:30am
SARS-CoV2 infection on fertility and pregnancy
Dr. Victoria Male
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Metabolism, Digestion, and Reproduction, Imperial College London
Vaccination against COVID-19 provides protection against the potentially consequences of SARS-CoV2 infection in pregnancy, such as preterm birth and stillbirth. Despite this, many people who are either already pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy, have been hesitant to get vaccinated due to concerns about potential effects on fertility and pregnancy. Dr. Male will discuss what is known about the effects of SARS-CoV2 infection on the menstrual cycle, fertility, and pregnancy, as well as the extensive safety data we have on the impact of vaccination on these processes.