Hey anti-health-protections, anti-rights-for-the-rest-of-us Fucker Truckers: How’s your sperm? New study suggests COVID does long-term damage to male reproductive tract (even in mild cases).

T. Ryan Gregory@TRyanGregory on the new study and Alberta unvaxxed sperm seller, June 27, 2023: Dude just lost a fortune.

Study: Sperm counts decline even after mild COVID infections by Stephanie Soucheray, June 26, 2023, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy, U Minnesota

Men recently infected with COVID-19 have decreased sperm counts for more than 3 months following even mild infections, and the sperm they do produce is less able to swim, according to new findings presented today at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) in Denmark.

The findings are intriguing because men produce new sperm every 2 or 3 months, and the findings are based on semen analyses taken after 100 days, suggesting COVID does long-term damage to the male reproductive tract.

“We assumed that semen quality would improve once new sperm were being generated, but this was not the case. We do not know how long it might take for semen quality to be restored and it may be the case that COVID has caused permanent damage, even in men who suffered only a mild infection,” Rocio Nunez-Calonge, MSc, PhD, a scientific advisor at the Scientific Reproduction Unit in Madrid, Spain, said in the news release. Nunez-Calonge was the lead researcher on the study.

The study was based on findings from semen samples produced by men visiting six reproduction treatment centers in Spain between February 2020 and October 2022. Forty-five men participated in the study. All 45 provided a semen sample before there were sickened with COVID-19 infection classified as mild. Follow-up samples were taken 17 to 516 days after infection; the median time that elapsed between the pre- and post-COVID samples was 238 days.

Semen volume down by 20%

Semen volume decreased 20% between pre-and post-COVID samples (from 2.5 to 2 milliliters [mL]), and sperm counts fell 37.5%, from 160 to 100 million per mL of semen.

Additionally sperm concentration, the number of live sperm in a sample, decreased 26.5%, from 68 to 50 million per mL of ejaculate. The total motility of sperm went down by 9.1%, from 49% to 45%, and numbers of live sperm decreased 5%, from 80% to 76%.

The shape of sperm was not significantly changed.

A subset of men who provided samples more than 100 days after infection confirmed that the decreased quality and quantity of sperm persisted.

“The continuing effect of COVID infection on semen quality in this later period may be caused by permanent damage due to the virus, even in mild infection,” said Nunez-Calonge. “We believe clinicians should be aware of the damaging effects of SARS-CoV-2 virus on male fertility.”

Inflammatory process likely involved

The exact mechanism for the damage is unknown, but Nunez-Calonge said the inflammation caused by COVID-19 is likely at play.

“The inflammatory process can destroy germ cells by infiltrating the white blood cells involved in the immune system, and reduce testosterone levels by affecting the interstitial cells that produce the male hormone,” she said. Her research team will continue to track these 45 men to determine how and if sperm quality changes over time, she said. …

punctuation; enjoyer @OnesieInd Jun 25:

This explains the increased aggression from the right. A lot of dudes got covid, suddenly found themselves with a broken dipstick, and the need to take it out on everyone they interact with.

Ryan Casey@RyanCaseyWA Jun 25:

Most people know about death as the ultimate vehicle of Darwinian natural selection, but turns out there are other ways to limit dumb organisms’ ability to reproduce.

Refer also to:

Dear rage farmers, anti science, anti rule of law Justice Centre for [Con] Freedoms; anti maskers; anti vaxxers; anti public health care; abusive Fucker Truckers: “Prior COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of newly diagnosed erectile dysfunction”

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