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Does Covid-19 Pandemic Stress Impact Ovulation?

Does Covid-19 Pandemic Stress Impact Ovulation?

From the last few years, the entire world has been facing the wrath of COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers are since then busy to find the solution of a number of issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic stress. One belief is that it alters the normal evaluation process in females.

One recent study was conducted to know the root causes of ovulatory disturbances without disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerilynn C. Prior, M.D., FRCPC, Professor of Endocrinology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada said, “These silent ovulatory disturbances likely explain why so many women who are not taking hormonal forms of birth control reported having early or unexpected periods in the days following a COVID-19 vaccination,” he said.


Study Related to Covid-19 Pandemic Stress & Ovulation

The researchers conducted a study where they took Menstruation Ovulation Study (MOS) in a group of over 300 women between the years 2006 to 2008. They also studied the ovulation process during pandemic in these women as well.

Both the studies included women with normal menstrual cycle who aged between 19 to 35 years. These women were not known to have been taking any kind of combined hormonal contraceptives.

The study later confirmed that almost two third women who were a part of the above study at the time of COVID-19 were not found ovulating in the normal ways.

However, when MOS study was evaluated, it was found that as many as 10% women experienced disturbances in their Ovulation cycles. Both the studies depicted similar body weights of the women chosen for the study.

It was found that MOS2 showed a number of symptoms like headaches, sleep issues, perceived outside stresses, frustration, depression and increased anxiety as compared to MOS.

This is what Prior stated, “By comparing the two studies, and especially their daily diaries, we can infer that the SARS-CoV2 pandemic life disruptions cause silent ovulatory disturbances within mostly regular menstrual cycles providing a unique experiment of nature,” he said.


Source: Medindia.net


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