Washington Post: DeSantis suggests vaccines hurt fertility. A study indicates otherwise — but says catching coronavirus might.

Washington Post: DeSantis suggests vaccines hurt fertility. A study indicates otherwise — but says catching coronavirus might.. “… there is no evidence that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus makes it harder to conceive, according to a study released Thursday of heterosexual couples trying for pregnancy. DeSantis could not be immediately reached for a comment on his remarks. By contrast, men infected with the coronavirus showed signs of a short-term decline in fertility, according to the research, which was led by an epidemiologist at Boston University and published in the peer-reviewed American Journal of Epidemiology. It was funded by the National Institutes of Health.”

NBC News: The Covid vaccine doesn’t cause infertility, but the disease might

NBC News: The Covid vaccine doesn’t cause infertility, but the disease might. “Worries that the Covid-19 vaccine could cause infertility are among the reasons people give for avoiding vaccination. While there’s no evidence any of the Covid vaccines cause problems with fertility, becoming severely ill from the disease has the potential to do so, reproduction experts say, making vaccination all the more important. “

WFLA: Ivermectin causes sterilization in 85 percent of men, study finds

WFLA: Ivermectin causes sterilization in 85 percent of men, study finds. “The effects of Ivermectin therapy on human males can have an effect on men’s reproductive health. Researchers at three universities in Nigeria studied the effects of Ivermectin, which is used to treat river blindness and other medical conditions in humans, on men’s sperm counts. According to their study, 85 percent of men who take Ivermectin become sterilized.” Note there’s nothing here about long-term or anything else. It’s one study, so don’t lose your mind.

ZDNet: Developer of Popular Women’s Fertility-Tracking App Settles FTC Allegations that It Misled Consumers About the Disclosure of their Health Data

ZDNet: Developer of Popular Women’s Fertility-Tracking App Settles FTC Allegations that It Misled Consumers About the Disclosure of their Health Data. “The developer of a period and fertility-tracking app used by more than 100 million consumers has settled Federal Trade Commission allegations that the company shared the health information of users with outside data analytics providers after promising that such information would be kept private. The proposed settlement requires Flo Health, Inc. to, among other things, obtain an independent review of its privacy practices and get app users’ consent before sharing their health information.”

TechCrunch: Dating and fertility apps among those snitching to “out of control” adtech, report finds

TechCrunch: Dating and fertility apps among those snitching to “out of control” adtech, report finds. “The latest report to warn that surveillance capitalism is out of control — and ‘free’ digital services can in fact be very costly to people’s privacy and rights — comes courtesy of the Norwegian Consumer Council which has published an analysis of how popular apps are sharing user data with the behavioral ad industry. It suggests smartphone users have little hope of escaping adtech’s pervasive profiling machinery — short of not using a smartphone at all.”