Young women flag vax 'effects on menstruation
The New Indian Express|December 14, 2021
While docs in city dismiss links with Covid vaccines, research finally begins abroad
MEGHNA M

HIDDEN beneath the clamour for booster doses of vaccines against the coronavirus is a health concern women have been raising across the world: significant changes in their menstrual cycles after taking the shot. With a few international organisations only now initiating research on the subject, affected women have faced little reassurance or support from the medical fraternity.

TNIE spoke to 25 women in the 20-30 age group across India. Fifteen of them said they experienced changes in their menstrual cycles after taking the vaccine. While the nine who received Covishield reported a heavy flow, terrible pain and delayed cycles, the six women who took Covaxin reported prolonged periods. While gynecologists TNIE spoke to in Chennai dismissed these concerns, internationally there has been a call for more research, with an editorial in the British Medical Journal in September demanding the phenomenon be studied.

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