Fertility Rates are Dropping Around the World

Fertility Rates are Dropping Around the World

Story Highlights Despite ongoing concerns about overpopulation, birth rates are falling worldwide, and in many countries populations are projected to drop by half by the end of this century. Decreasing birth rates have been attributed to such social changes as increasing access to higher education for women, modern methods of contraception and economic considerations leading […]

Women Report Menstrual Irregularities After COVID-19 Vaccination

Women Report Menstrual Irregularities After COVID-19 Vaccination

From the start of the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) vaccines rollout, many women around the world have expressed concerns about the effects of COVID-19 vaccines on the female reproductive system.1 Recently, women in the United States have reported changes in their menstrual cycles after getting an EUA COVID-19 vaccine.2 3  4 Clinical Trials Did not […]

Women Sell Breast Milk Online Claiming It Contains Antibodies After COVID-19 Vaccination

Women Sell Breast Milk Online Claiming It Contains Antibodies After COVID-19 Vaccination

Lactating women who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are selling their breast milk online. The website Only the Breast has dozens of pages of listings from mothers advertising milk with antibodies, some claiming the milk contains antibodies after having received the COVID-19 vaccine and others after having recovered from the disease. Several listings link articles […]

Women Are at Higher Risk for COVID Vaccine Reactions Than Men

Women Are at Higher Risk for COVID Vaccine Reactions Than Men

Story Highlights It has been reported that women are at greater risk for anaphylactic adverse reactions to the experimental vaccines for COVID-19 compared with men. In the first month of vaccination with both the Pfizer/BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines, almost all of the potentially life-threatening anaphylactic reactions occurred in women (44 of 47 in the […]

WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

WHO Does About-Face on Whether Pregnant Women Should Get Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

In early January 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended against pregnant women receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine due to insufficient scientific data for that vulnerable population.1 On Jan. 26, the WHO recommended against pregnant women receiving the Moderna experimental mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, with WHO director of immunization Kate O’Brien being quoted by […]

Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Pregnant Women in Israel

Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine Approved for Pregnant Women in Israel

Story Highlights The World Health Organization issued a Jan. 26, 2021 statement recommending that pregnant women should not be vaccinated with Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, approved for use under emergency authorization, citing a lack of data in pregnancy. Previously, most countries were in agreement with that opinion, but Israel is now recommending that pregnant women should […]

OB/GYN Docs in U.S. Want COVID-19 Vaccines Tested on Pregnant Women

OB/GYN Docs in U.S. Want COVID-19 Vaccines Tested on Pregnant Women

A U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report1 on pregnancy and SARS-CoV-2 infection released on June 26 suggested that pregnant women may be at increased risk for COVID-19 complications. The report was followed by a statement issued by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)2 urging that pregnant and lactating women be […]

Maternal Mortality Up Among Black Women in the U.S.

Maternal Mortality Up Among Black Women in the U.S.

Story Highlights The incidence of maternal mortality, either during childbirth or during the postpartum period is increasing in the U.S., especially among black women. Differences in education, access to quality healthcare, and financial resources contribute to but do not explain the racial disparities in pregnancy and childbirth mortality. Some of the other probable causes include […]

Vaccine Boom, Population Bust

Vaccine Boom, Population Bust

Study queries the link between HPV vaccine and soaring infertility A plague is spreading silently across the globe. The young generation in America, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, Australia—in virtually every western country—is afflicted by rapidly increasing rates of infertility. This spring, the United States reported its lowest birth rate in 30 years, despite an economic […]

Thalidomide: One of Many Big Medical Error Tragedies

Thalidomide: One of Many Big Medical Error Tragedies

Thalidomide, which was aggressively marketed as a totally safe and effective treatment for morning sickness in early pregnancy, ultimately took its place as the drug that caused “the largest man‐made medical disaster in history.” Patented in 1954, thalidomide was initially approved as the first non-addicting, non-barbiturate sedative and was used as a treatment for respiratory infections. Once it became clear that it also relieved nausea and vomiting in pregnant women, the drug quickly grew in popularity.