Endocrinologist Zukhra Pavlova explained why men tolerate coronavirus worse. In her opinion, there are ACE2 receptors in the tissues of the reproductive organs of the stronger sex. It is through them that the virus enters the body. The doctor believes that, therefore, the consequences of COVID-19 for men often include impaired testosterone production and problems with the reproductive system.
Pavlova added that women of reproductive age have a natural defense against various kinds of infections. However, it disappears at the time of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Therefore, expectant mothers and nursing women need to be especially careful during a pandemic.