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Review Article - Microbiology: Current Research (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2

Effects of Covid on Reproductive Health

According to WHO, in December 2019, several cases of pneumonia whose cause could not be determined were confirmed in Wuhan, central China. Patients with viral pneumonia caused by unknown microorganisms around December 2019 were reported in Wuhan, China. Since then, the new coronavirus has been confirmed as the causative agent, it was tentatively named the new coronavirus (2019nCoV) in 2019. February 11, 2020 The WHO announced that the coronavirus disease is spreading rapidly in COVID19. As of January 26, 2020, more than 2000 COVID-19 infections have been confirmed, most of which are related to people living or visiting Wuhan, & confirmed infections in humans. Reproductive health is an important public health issue in times of epidemics. The infection with coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) features a significant impact on reproductive health. COVID infection during pregnancy or in STI/HIV patients who are already immunocompromised can lead to complications & also interruption in regular provisions of services like a regular antenatal check-up, safe abortions, & sexually transmitted infections. COVID 19 preventive interventions, including closures & travel restrictions, can potentially reduce access & use of SRH services for adolescents and girls. Furthermore, there is a potential increase in gender-based violence & domestic abuse. Therefore, the research community urgently needs to establish clinical, epidemiological, & psychosocial behavioral links between COVID19, SSR & the impact of rights. In this study, we look at some of the most important aspects of reproductive health that could be affected by Covid 19 infection. Considering controversial data about the effect of COVID-19 on reproductive health of women in reproductive age, adolescent reproductive health, peri menopausal women, sexual health, fertility, gender based violence, evaluation of clinical manifestations, maternal & perinatal outcomes in pregnant women with COVID-19.

Author(s): Shona Washani*, Neema Acharya, Nidhi Singh, Shazia Mohammad, Sajid Hirani

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