Medical and social factors of the possibility of spreading coronavirus infection among fertile aged women




COVID-19, coronavirus, women of fertile age, reproductive health


Research objective: to determine the risk factors for the spread of coronavirus infection among women of fertile age.
Materials and methods. Authors analyzed the medical records (case histories and questionnaires) of 60 women of fertile age who were treated for coronavirus disease. After analysis of medical and social factors women were divided into age groups. Analysis of risk factors for coronavirus disease was determined by calculating the odds ratio according to Wald at p < 0.05.
Results. Evaluation of the odds ratio of the COVID-19 chances depending on the nature of work of women of different ages showed that with intense work the risk of disease increases 2.5 times in the age group up to 30 years, which also confirms the analysis of previous indicators, that younger women with moderate workloads have more opportunities to attend mass events and crowds. In the structure of extragenital diseases in women with coronavirus disease, the chances of disease increased 2.6 times in those women who had a history of chronic tonsillitis. Among the history of infectious diseases, the chance ratio of coronavirus disease was increased in women over 30 years of age who had pertussis. Such data may indicate a similar mechanism of development of these diseases, because the causative agent of pertussis also penetrates the upper respiratory tract and may be accompanied by neurological symptoms – the appearance of seizures and bronchospasm.
Conclusions. The data obtained in this way allow us to separate a narrower cohort of women of fertile age who may develop coronavirus disease. This will further allow developing proposals for a more efficient distribution of vaccines among the female population of Ukraine and reduce the prevalence of coronavirus infection.

Author Biographies

V.V. Podolskyi, SI “O.M. Lukyanova Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Kyiv

MD, professor, deputy director, chief of the Department of Health Problems of Fertile Aged Women

Y.H. Antypkin, SI “O.M. Lukyanova IPOG of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Kyiv

MD, professor, academician of the NAMS of Ukraine, director;
President of the Association of Pediatricians of Ukraine

Vl.V. Podolskyi, SI “O.M. Lukyanova IPOG of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Kyiv

MD, chief researcher, head of the Department of Health Problems of Fertile Aged Women;
President of the NGO “Association of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology”

T.R. Umanets, SI “O.M. Lukyanova Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Kyiv

MD, chief researcher, Department of the Respiratory Diseases and Respiratory Allergies in Children

T.M. Kaminska, Municipal Non-Profit Enterprise “Kyiv City Clinical Pediatric Infectious Diseases Hospital”, Kyiv

MD, director

L.A. Livshits, Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv

MD, professor, head of the Laboratory of Human Genomics, Department of Molecular Genetics

S.A. Rudenko, SI “O.M. Lukyanova IPOG of the NAMS of Ukraine”, Kyiv

Junior researcher, Department of Health Problems of Fertile Aged Women


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How to Cite

Podolskyi, V., Antypkin, Y., Podolskyi, V., Umanets, T., Kaminska, T., Livshits, L., & Rudenko, S. (2021). Medical and social factors of the possibility of spreading coronavirus infection among fertile aged women. REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY, (61), 8–14.



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