COVID-19 and reproductive health
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Vertical transmission
Male gonadal function, Sex-related hormones, Reproductive system

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Gómez-Tabares, G., & Barraza-Gerardino, M. (2020). COVID-19 and reproductive health. Revista Colombiana De Endocrinología, Diabetes &Amp; Metabolismo, 7(2S), 89–93.


The microbial diseases behavior by viruses, bacteria or protozoa and inflammatory response show differences between men and women. This difference has become noticeable in the face of the emerging from Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Since the first case of pneumonia in December 2019 in Wuhan-China, it has been spread to 212 countries and territories, and more than 3.5 million cases have been confirmed with a whole mortality of 7%, making it an global health emergency (1). In Colombia there are until now, more than 7000 confirmed cases with more than three hundred deaths, of which more than 60% are male. To date, the available scientific literature related to COVID-19 only covers certain aspects of reproductive health, both female and male, as more information is gathered that allows us to know and carries out a more detailed analysis of its real impact on humans during the infectious process and the sequelae. Medical conditions related to metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance in men and women aggravate the clinical presentation and prognosis (2). This review aims to illustrate the mechanisms related to the diverse immune response to viral infections according to the individual’s sex, their gonadal involvement, and effects related to male and female reproductive health, including maternal fetal health and possible vertical transmission.
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