A study from the University of Miami School of Medicine found that COVID-19 can cause damage to the tissues of the testicles and, therefore, affect male fertility and even suggests that it could be transmitted sexually.
Research from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine reveals that COVID can invade the tissue of the testicles in some men infected with the virus, whether or not they are symptomatic.
“These findings could be the first step in uncovering the potential impact of COVID-19 on male fertility and whether the virus can be transmitted sexually,” said senior study author Ranjith Ramasamy, professor and director of reproductive urology at the school. .
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The team of researchers performed six biopsies on men who have died from the coronavirus and even on a patient recovered from the disease caused by the new virus and who was asymptomatic, “but the presence of the virus was still shown inside the testicles.” , the author specified.
He added that the above case was a “novel, remarkable and certainly worthy of further exploration” finding, while “poor sperm function” was discovered in three other samples.
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“It is a virus that binds to a receptor present in almost all the organs of the body. In fact, the three most important organs in which the receptors are found in the highest density are the lungs, kidneys and testicles,” he deepened the investigator.
Ramasamy said more studies are needed to assess exactly “how testicular tissue responds to the virus and what that could mean for male fertility and sexual transmission.”