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Commentary on: Wang S, Mortazavi J, Hart JE, et al. A prospective study of the association between SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination with changes in usual menstrual cycle characteristics. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Jul 13;227(5):739.e1–739.e11. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2022.07.003. Epub ahead of print.
Implications for practice and research
Physicians should inform that COVID-19 vaccination is associated with an increased risk of a longer menstrual period during the first 6 months postvaccination, especially among women who had irregular, short or long prevaccination menstruation.
Future long-term follow-ups should evaluate menstrual cycle patterns in reproductive age and postmenopausal women who underwent COVID-19 vaccination.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly shaped several elements of our lives, including healthcare policy.1 Several governments solicited campaigns to increase the vaccination rate of healthcare providers, fragile patients and the general population …
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