Important Information 2018-09-10T20:46:02+00:00
Important Information

In this section, you can find important information on fertility-related issues.

Anchor: zika

1 · Zika virus

A disease transmitted by mosquitoes associated with birth defects in humans.
If you are traveling to an area with risk of Zika, talk with your healthcare provider about your pregnancy plans and possible Zika risk beforehand.

Traveling Partner How Long to Wait
If only the male partner travels to an area with risk of Zika The couple should use condoms or not have sex for at least 3 months

  • After the male partner returns, even if he doesn’t have symptoms, or
  • From the start of the male partner’s symptoms or the date he was diagnosed with Zika
If only the female partner travels to an area with risk of Zika The couple should use condoms or not have sex for at least 2 months

  • After the female partner returns, even if she doesn’t have symptoms, or
  • From the start of the female partner’s symptoms or the date she was diagnosed with Zika
If both partners travel to an area with risk of Zika The couple should use condoms or not have sex for at least 3 months

  • After returning from an area with risk of Zika, even if they don’t have symptoms, or
  • From the start of the male partner’s symptoms or the date he was diagnosed with Zika