Source The Scientist
As the number of people who have received the COVID-19 vaccines grows, so do the anecdotal stories about side effects. On social media, some women have claimed that after receiving the shot, their menstrual period has gotten heavier, lighter, or varied in duration. To better understand these abnormalities, Kate Clancy, an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois has created a survey for people to share their menstruation experiences following the vaccine.
Despite the lack of scientific evidence, some people’s stories have been extrapolated into rumors that the shots affect fertility and can induce miscarriage among recipients or those around them.
On any given day, roughly 800 million people around the globe are menstruating. As omnipresent as this biological process is, “menstruation is something we don’t know enough about,” OB/GYN Hugh Taylor of the Yale School of Medicine tells The New York Times. “It’s an important indicator of a person’s health, like any other bodily function.”
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