Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Publication Date: July 18, 2019
Last Updated: March 14, 2022


1. The panel recommends that clinicians provide patient and family-centered, individually tailored education to the patient (and/or responsible caregiver), including information on treatment options for management of postoperative pain, and document the plan and goals for postoperative pain management.

Recommendation Grading



Caring for Women and Men Of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

July 18, 2019

Last Updated Month/Year

January 31, 2024

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

This is an update of the ASRM Zika virus guidance for providers that addresses the care of non-pregnant patients desiring pregnancy, originally released in September 2016 and updated in August 2018. This revised document reflects the changes that the CDC has made on its Blood and Tissue Safety webpage to more clearly communicate epidemiological information about the risk of Zika virus infection outside of the U.S., with links to the updated CDC webpages. In addition, the most recent information about Zika virus infection risk within the U.S. is included

Target Patient Population

Infected, Exposed, or Possibly Exposed to Zika Individuals planning pregnancy

Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adult

Health Care Settings

Ambulatory, Hospital, Laboratory services, Outpatient

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant


Prevention, Management

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D007246 - Infertility, D000071244 - Zika Virus, D000071243 - Zika Virus Infection, D060728 - Reproductive Health


infertility, Reproductive Health, zika virus