SARS-CoV-2 may cause damage to the male reproductive system

SARS-CoV-2 may cause damage to the male reproductive system via both direct and indirect mechanisms, or a combination of both.

Oxidative stress is a common cause of male infertility and likely represents one of the mechanisms by which COVID-19 elevates sperm DFI.

SARS-CoV-2 to gain entry into a human body and begin to replicate, it needs to bind to something called an ACE2 receptor, a protein found on the surface of cells in the mouth, lungs, heart and other areas throughout the body.