Women in both studies had between 19 and 35 years old Y did not use hormonal contraceptives. Alterations observed during the pandemic included a short luteal phase and anovulation.
The menstrual diaries kept by the participants showed a significantly higher number of problems with anxiety, depression, frustration, negative moods, perceived external stress, sleep problems, and headaches during the pandemic.
“By comparing the two studies, and especially their diaries, we can deduce that SARS-CoV2 pandemic life disruptions cause silent ovulatory disturbances within mostly regular menstrual cycles“said Dr. Jerilynn Priorstudy leader, from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Over time, persistent ovulatory disturbances can increase the risk of infertility, bone loss, early heart attacks, and breast and endometrial cancers in womenthe researchers assured.