FDA Issues New Warning of Cancers Linked to Breast Implants

FDA Issues New Warning of Cancers Linked to Breast Implants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety communication on Sept. 8, 2022 warning that certain cancers may develop in scar tissue “capsules” that form around breast implants. Cancers cited in the report include squamous cell carcinoma and various lymphomas. The malignancies are not exclusive to a certain type of implant and have […]

FDA Reports Systemic Health Problems in Women With Breast Implants

FDA Reports Systemic Health Problems in Women With Breast Implants

Breast implant surgery is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 313,000 surgeries performed in 2018—a 48 percent increase since 2000.1 Silicone implants are the most common reconstructive breast surgery. In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported 101,657 breast reconstruction procedures, of which 78,814 used silicone […]

California Offers Reparations to Survivors of Forced Sterilization in the Name of Public Health

California Offers Reparations to Survivors of Forced Sterilization in the Name of Public Health

Jan. 1, 2022 marked the beginning of a $7.5 million California state program which is paying reparations to survivors of the state’s forced sterilization program that were performed between 1909 and 1979 under a state eugenics law. The California eugenics law, which spanned seven decades, allowed forced sterilization of women in hospitals, homes, or institutions […]

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 […]