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Feb 22, 2022 08:24 PM
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Covid May Cut Sperm Count and Sex Drive, Study Finds

Researchers found hamsters who received two inactivated virus vaccine doses after three days of infection with the virus didn’t suffer from testicular injury while achieving immune protection.
Researchers found hamsters who received two inactivated virus vaccine doses after three days of infection with the virus didn’t suffer from testicular injury while achieving immune protection.

Covid-19 infection could reduce male sperm count and lower sex drive, a new study from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) shows, while suggesting that vaccination can prevent such damage.

The findings, revealed Sunday in an HKU press release, are based on a study of testicular and hormonal changes in hamsters infected with the virus conducted by the university’s microbiology researchers.

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