Fertility Clinics Finding More Women Putting Off IVF Because of Zika Concerns

FOX NEWS LATINO — HOUSTON – Many women across Houston are holding off on having babies for now, and it’s all because of the uncertainty surrounding the Zika virus.

“People are really scared about this because … the only important thing is that someone take home a healthy live baby so going through this process and potentially having an affected child – that can be scary because that’s not the outcome we’re looking for,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler of Houston IVF.

That scary outcome includes microcephaly, a birth defect in which the baby is born with an abnormally small head.

At Houston IVF, an infertility practice, doctors said the Zika virus is at the forefront of patient’s concerns, leading some women to put their baby plans on hold.

“I have had several patients … who have wanted to potentially delay treatment for a while so we have people waiting for a few months to see how it plays out,” said Dr. Nodler.

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ZIKA VIRUS MAY REMAIN IN SEMEN LONGER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT — ABC NEWS

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