A small study from researchers in China showed that coronavirus can be found in semen, according to The Los Angeles Times.
The study was published on Thursday in the journal JAMA Network Open and does not address whether this means the virus can be sexually transmitted.
Doctors detected the virus in semen from six of 38 men hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Four were reportedly still very sick with the disease while two were recovering.
The samples were collected in January and February
To be safe, though, “it may be wise to avoid sexual contact with men until they are 14 days without symptoms,” Dr. Peter Schlegel, the group’s immediate past president, said in a statement.
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