Department of
Obstetrics and Gynecology

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Beninati discusses COVID vaccines and fertility on CBS 58

 Beninati discusses COVID vaccines and fertility on CBS 58

recent study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that COVID-19 vaccination does not affect future fertility. Michael Beninati, MD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine appeared on CBS 58 News to help explain what people need to know about COVID vaccination and fertility.

In the interview, Beninati emphasized that pregnant people are at higher risk of severe disease if they contract COVID:

“Pregnant women are more susceptible to suffering adverse effects from the virus. Dr. Beninati said, "When you're pregnant and catch COVID you're at an increased risk for becoming critically ill, for needing a ventilator, for needing ICU admission, for your baby to be born prematurely, for your baby to need ICU admission."”

Watch the whole interview here!