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How can pregnancy be achieved if the man is healthy, but the woman has hepatitis B?

By Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 01/18/2022

In the event that the woman is seropositive and the man is seronegative, it is always advisable to vaccinate the man against hepatitis B before attempting a pregnancy. It is not recommended to have unprotected sexual relations until it is verified that the man has acquired immunity against the virus.

In addition, if it is necessary to resort to assisted reproduction, any technique is discouraged until:

  • Submit the infection.
  • HBeAg antigens is negative, since if the HBeAg is positive it would mean that there is hepatitis B infection.
  • Serum viral load less than 1 million copies/mL.
 Marta Barranquero Gómez
Marta Barranquero Gómez
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).
License: 3316-CV
Embryologist. Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH). License: 3316-CV.