Notice to LHSC Fertility Clinic patients regarding the Zika virus

The Fertility Clinic at London Health Sciences Centre is closely following developments related to the Zika virus. At this point, it seems clear the virus has implications for reproduction and that it can be transmitted through sexual activity and reproductive tissues.

We urge patients who are pregnant, who are considering becoming pregnant, or those who may be involved as donors or recipients of reproductive tissues to exercise caution.

Due to the rapidly evolving understanding of Zika, we strongly recommend those seeking to become pregnant to avoid travel to those areas, or use enhanced prevention and follow-up activities if such travel cannot be avoided.  If travel to affected areas has occurred, fertility treatment will be postponed for 6 weeks for precaution.

Visit The Fertility Program website or further information and updates.