Adjustment of sperm cryopreservation laboratory management during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://doi.org/10.19106/JMedSci005301202106

Dicky Moch Rizal(1*)

(1) Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the order of life in all fields, particularly
in medical services. Laboratory services in sperm cryopreservation that part
of andrology or in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory cannot be separated with
handling sperm from patients. Although the presence of viruses in semen
has been known through various studies, there is scarce evidence regarding
whether sperm fluid can be a medium of COVID-19 transmission. This raised
the question of whether some adjustments to manage patient sperm should
be made. This review described an overview of the various efforts that can be
made to reduce the risk of disease transmission to health workers who handle
patient sperm fluid.

Keywords


COVID-19; sperm cryopreservation; management; disease transmission

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.19106/JMedSci005301202106

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