Ivermectin causes sterilization in 85 percent of men, study finds


by: Erin Coulehan, KTSM (TX)

Sep 8, 2021


EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) ó The effects of Ivermectin therapy on human males can have an effect on menís 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 menís sperm counts. According to their study, 85 percent of men who take Ivermectin become sterilized.


Ivermectin is often used as an anthelmintic to combat parasites in animals and some people have been using it to fight COVID-19 despite health expertsí recommendations against it.


The study conducted by researchers in Nigeria screened 385 patients with river blindness to investigate the effects of Ivermectin on sperm function.


The researchers found: