Fertility groups are seeing a growing demand for sperm donors who have not been injected with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Women have searched online groups to find unvaccinated men.
“Any donors in the Alabama/surrounding area?? Non covid shot,” wrote a man on Facebook.
A woman similarly wrote, “Looking for unvaccinated sperm donors near New Jersey.”
The desire for unvaccinated sperm led Jonathan David Rinaldi, a sperm donor, to start his own Facebook group.
According to The National Pulse, Rinaldi explained his move by saying, “I don’t trust government, big Pharma, I don’t trust them, and I don’t need to inject myself with things that I don’t even know what it is.”
A study from 2022 found that COVID-19 vaccination “temporarily impairs semen concentration and total motile count among semen donors.”
The study noted that many men regained adequate fertility levels after several months post-vaccination.
Among women, however, one study found that COVID-19 vaccines negatively affect menstruation, especially in women with certain inflammatory gynecological conditions.
The authors confirmed that COVID-19 vaccination “can have an impact on menstruation, and this impact may be more notable in women with inflammatory gynecological pathologies such as endometriosis.”