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NIH Study Shows COVID Shot Affects Menstrual Cycle


Mercola ArticlesWomen around the globe have reported changes in their menstrual cycles following COVID-19 shots. Changes include heavier and more painful periods1 and changes in menses length, as well as unexpected breakthrough bleeding or spotting among women on long-acting contraception or those who are postmenopausal and haven’t had a period in years or even decades.2 Health officials have tried to brush off the reports, but a study published in Obstetrics & Gynecology — and funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Office of Research on Women's Health — confirms an association between menstrual cycle length and COVID-19 shots.3 Tens of Thousands Report Menstrual Changes Post-Shot Clinical trials for COVID-19 shots did not collect data about menstrual cycles following injection. Further, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) does not actively collect menstrual cycle information. Nonetheless, by May 2021 a noticeable number of people (fewer than 200) had reported menstrual-related issues following COVID-19 injections.4 Anecdotal reports on social media, meanwhile, are numerous and, according to the study, “suggest menstrual disturbances are much more common …”5 For instance, Kate Clancy, a human reproductive ecologist and associate professor of anthropology at the

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