How the COVID-19 vaccine affects your menstrual cycle – NPR

by | Oct 2, 2022 | COVID-19

NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe speaks with Dr. Alison Edelman of Oregon Health & Science University about her latest study chronicling the effects of COVID vaccines on menstrual cycles.

Some people have said that they noticed changes in their menstrual cycle after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and there has been some concern over what that could mean. But a new study published in the British Medical Journal last week has some answers. It looked at period-tracking data and did find that the COVID vaccine could affect menstrual cycle length – that is from the first day of a period through the start of the next period. Dr. Alison Edelman is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University. She’s also the lead researcher on the newest study, and she joins us now. Welcome to the program.
ALISON EDELMAN: Thanks, Ayesha. Pleasure to be here.
RASCOE: So this new study is building off a previous one published earlier this year, which only looked at people in the U.S. What did that study find?
EDELMAN: So that study found pretty much the same thing that we’re finding in this study as well, which is …

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