INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection on female genitalia and sexual behavior.
METHODS: In this prospective cohort study in a COVID-19 pandemic clinic, women between 20 and 45 years of age with COVID-19 pneumonia but did not require intensive care were included. Serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) measurements and female sexual function index (FSFI) scores were obtained during SARS-CoV-2 infection and 60100 days after recovery.
RESULTS: Mean serum AMH concentrations at and after COVID-19 pneumonia were 2.29±1.84 and 2.92±2.46, respectively (p=0.017). FSFI scores after COVID-19 pneumonia were higher than those before the infection in all domains (p<0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: SARS-CoV-2 infection seems to decrease AMH levels transiently in patients with pulmonary involvement, and recovery from the disease improves FSFI scores during the pandemics.