Do COVID-19 Vaccines Make You Infertile?
On Sept. 13, 2021, rapper Nicki Minaj told her roughly 23 million Twitter followers that she knew of someone who supposedly got vaccinated against COVID-19 and then became impotent with swollen testicles.
The claim, which we address below, fueled news stories and social media chatter about a long-standing rumor: that COVID-19 vaccines can lead to infertility in both men and women.
That was not true, however. As of this writing, medical institutions — ranging from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine — were aggressively attempting to combat false messages like...