En IECH seguimos implementando medidas estrictas para minimizar el riesgo de que pacientes y colaboradores se expongan al nuevo coronavirus.
Despite these measures, it is impossible to completely eliminate the risk of contagion in any public space. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will not contract COVID-19 while visiting our facilities and/or hospital. Given these circumstances, various fertility organizations, such as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), have published the following guidelines:
The extent to which pregnancy makes women more likely to contract COVID-19 or present complications from the disease is still unclear. Certain febrile illnesses and some viral infections, such as the flu, can have adverse effects on mothers and their babies. Although scientific studies on COVID-19 have not identified said effects, they cannot be ruled out in their entirety.
According to various scientific studies published by ASRM and ESHRE, no presence of the virus or traces of infection have been found in semen, eggs, embryos, and nitrogen tanks where cells are cryopreserved. The results of these studies give us confidence to carry out assisted reproductive procedures. However, we cannot yet conclude that the risk of contagion is non-existent.