Sara Middleton via NaturalHealth365 – One of the earliest concerns raised over the COVID-19 shots from Pfizer and Moderna, which were manufactured and designed with genetic technology, was the possibility that these shots could disrupt human fertility. Part of this concern is based on research showing that the lipid nanoparticles containing mRNA from the jabs can travel around the body and interact with different organs, including the ovaries.
Such concerns were quickly suppressed by mainstream media. But new survey data adds to the growing evidence showing that if not fertility directly, the shots CAN impact women’s health by altering their menstrual cycle.
Nearly HALF of All Women Surveyed Suffered Changes to Their Menstrual Cycle Following COVID Shots
A July 11, 2022 article posted on the website Science (title: “Thousands report unusual menstruation patterns after COVID-19 vaccination”) points to the concerning trend of menstrual cycle changes following COVID shots. They cite survey data based on an overall sample of 165,000 respondents.
Reporting in Science Advances, after first making their paper available in February as a preprint, the survey researchers found that based on earlier data, nearly half (42 percent) of responding women bled more heavily than usual during their post-vax period. In another survey subset, two thirds of postmenopausal women reported breakthrough bleeding, as well as 40 percent of individuals undergoing gender-affirming hormone therapy.
The authors conclude that “increased bleeding can occur post SARS-CoV-2 vaccines” while acknowledging that their sample may not be truly representative of the greater population and that the 42% statistic is much higher than other studies which have also also revealed menstrual irregularities post-jab.
Despite the growing evidence that these shots may at least temporarily alter a woman’s period, the researchers, along with the covering Science article, continue to insist that the COVID shots overall have not been proven to negatively affect fertility.
“Generally,” the authors write in their preprint, “changes to menstrual bleeding are not uncommon nor dangerous, yet attention to these experiences is necessary to build trust in medicine.” Indeed, some research, including a January 2022 prospective cohort study published in the Journal of American Epidemiology, suggests that infection with SARS-CoV-2 itself, as opposed to COVID-19 vaccination, may actually be associated with a short-term decline in male fertility.
However, this is still a relatively nascent area of COVID vax research, and future investigative work is needed to give us more clarity over whether and how these shots may impact reproductive health. Especially since – as the Science article notes – “clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines didn’t look for effects on the menstrual cycle.”
If Not the Shot … Here Are Seven Other Things That Can Impact a Woman’s Menstrual Cycle
As a woman, your menstrual cycle can offer good clues to your hormonal balance and overall health and wellness. Menstrual irregularities “usually aren’t serious,” Mayo Clinic says, but they can “sometimes signal health problems.” Here are seven possible causes of abnormal periods, in addition to vaxxes, pregnancy, and breastfeeding:
- Eating disorders (e.g., anorexia nervosa)
- Extreme weight loss
- Excessive exercise
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Premature ovarian failure (also known as primary ovarian insufficiency, this refers to the loss of normal ovarian function before age 40)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which is a potentially life-threatening infection of the reproductive organs
- Uterine fibroids (non-cancerous growths in the uterus), which can cause heavy and/or prolonged periods
If you have any concerns about your menstrual cycle, talk to a trusted healthcare provider.
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