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For people of reproductive age right now, one of the consistent questions about the novel coronavirus and the illnesses it can cause (like COVID-19) is what does it mean for pregnant people and those trying to conceive? As new information develops every day, researchers are beginning to get a better picture of the different ways the virus affects different bodies. And, according to a recent study published in American Journal of Clinical Pathology, researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have found evidence of the virus “inducing some injury in the placenta” of pregnant people.
“There is an emerging consensus that there are problems with coagulation and blood vessel injury in COVID-19 patients,” senior author Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, assistant professor of pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine pathologist, said. “Our finding support that there might