Vol 94, No 4 (2023)
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CoronaVac vaccine does not affect ovarian reserve

Ayşe Rabia Şenkaya1, Zafer Çil2, Ömür Keskin1, Mehmet Emin Güneş1, Deniz Can Öztekin1
Pubmed: 36929802
Ginekol Pol 2023;94(4):298-302.

Abstract

Objectives: In this study, our aim is to investigate the effect of CoronaVac vaccine on ovarian reserve in female patients followed up for infertility.
Material and methods: Our study is a retrospective study. Forty-six infertile patients who received two doses of CoronaVac vaccine one month apart and had not had a previous Covid 19 infection were included in the study. Anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) and folliculometry of 46 patients one month before CoronaVac vaccine and one month after the second dose of vaccine were compared.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference in the change of AMH level and follicle number before and after vaccination (respectively p = 0.366; 0.610).
Conclusions: Considering that having a COVID-19 infection has a negative effect on female fertility and causing ovarian damage in recent studies, vaccination is a rational and cost-effective approach to protect ovarian reserve. Knowing that the vaccine does not have a negative effect on fertility may increase the application of the vaccine in women of reproductive age.

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