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COVID-19 vaccine's impact on menstrual cycles needs to be investigated after 30,000 women report changes, says top scientist

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 27 days ago

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A late period can be caused by many things besides pregnancy including changes in birth control.
  • 30,000 women have reported their periods being altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Research is needed to understand why this is happening, according to a paper in the British Medical Journal.
  • Periods can be heavier or delayed because of an immune response and poses no danger to one's body, say experts.
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Since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines , thousands of women in the UK have been saying that their periods have been disrupted, say experts.

More than 30,000 women said their menstrual cycle being somewhat altered after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, reported Sky News.

The UK's Yellow Card scheme, where people can voluntarily report their side effects to any medication - including vaccinations - has shown that many women have seen a disruption in their periods.

Dr. Victoria Male, a reproductive immunologist from Imperial College London, wrote in the British Medical Journal that while these changes are safe and short-lived, has stated that an investigation as to why this happens is crucial.

In the US, the National Institute of Health is investing $1.67 million into understanding how the COVID-19 vaccines impact periods.

Dr. Male states that periods can be heavier or delayed because of an immune response, and poses no danger to one's body.

"Robust research into this possible adverse reaction remains critical to the overall success of the vaccination program. One important lesson is that the effects of medical interventions on menstruation should not be an afterthought in future research," wrote Dr. Male.

Writing in The Telegraph , Caroline Criado-Perez, author of Invisible Women, said: "As with most clinical studies, the Covid-19 vaccine trials did not investigate menstrual cycle effects - in fact, in many trials women are wholesale excluded because of potential menstrual cycle effects."

There is no reason to be significantly concerned about menstrual changes and long-term impacts, writes Dr. Male, as the vast majority of those reporting the post-vaccine alterations state that normality ensues quickly.

Meanwhile, the data available shows that the COVID-19 vaccine has no adverse effects on fertility and pregnancy.

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Peanutbutter@68
27d ago

Whoever this doctor is, he is lying. First of all , the vaccine goes into the delta muscle and is not suppose to in up in the lymph system. There is research showing that after females get the vaccine, a large amount of the vaccine concentrates in the ovaries. So, if that’s the case, then yes I can see why a lot of women are having problems with their cycle. Hence that raises another question, does it affect fertility? I would vote Yes

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life’s to short
27d ago

Biden you ain’t as slick as you think you are.People are catching on .Your vaccines are dangerous and soon enough your horns and long tail will show!##🖕Biden

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RodriguezMeneses Carmen
27d ago

I’m telling you all this is an experimental vaccine! They have no real proof of the people who have taken it that they will not get sick! It doing more damage then good! The president and politicians and doctors and scientists are lying to you all! Knowledge is power people! Don’t believe everything they say!!!!

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