ORLANDO,Fla.- March 4, 2021- Cryos International Sperm and Egg Bank announced the results of a seven-month long study on the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in human semen. Providing information for people needing fertility treatments with the most current information. The study was approved by the Western Institutional Review Board and is published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.
Study participants included 18 men who had tested positive for COVID-19 within 30 days of providing their ejaculate. The majority of participants provided samples within six days of their positive COVID test. Participant’s average age was 32, ranging from 24–57 years. PCR tests were performed on all ejaculates.
“People should feel more secure in knowing, that at this time, we have found no evidence of the SARS-COV-2 virus in the samples of our study,” said Corey Burke, Cryos International, Tissue Bank Director, “We will be continuing this research and looking at the long term effects of COVID-19 disease relating to men’s fertility and the reproduction process.”
The study was done in collaboration with two urologists from Orlando, Dr. Patel and Dr. Parekattil, together with Orlando reproductive Endocrinologist Dr. Trolice and Scott Michael, Ph.D. Department of Biological Sciences with technologist Lauren Paul – both from Florida Gulf Coast University, in Fort Meyers.
The study has been published in the esteemed Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. You can see the full study via the button below.