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The Aus Senate this Weds will vote on so-called 'three-parent #babies'. These would be #donorconceived babies, genetically the child of 3 people not 2, made by an unregulated, for-profit industry, where there are serious questions about the future for the resulting child. A 🧵
Three-parent babies are made from #mitochondrialDNA donation. For eg: you fertilise a would-be mother's egg, and a donor egg. You suck the middle (the pronucleus) out of both. You put the would-be mother's pronucleus in the 'shell' of the donor egg. You gestate the embryo.
This is to avoid a child inheriting mitochondrial disease from the mother. What it means is: the child inherits DNA from 3 people - bio father, the would-be mother, and the donor. This *is inheritable*. If it's a girl baby, DNA from THREE people will be passed on to her children.
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My take on crashing #fertility:

We made not having kids the default, and deviating from that is hard because it's gated behind various positional goods, particularly houses, but also access to mates.

The other things you can do (video games etc) are better and cheaper.
What got more expensive? Housing, education, childare, health.

What got cheaper?

TV, computer entertainment.
Access to mates got harder. How? More choice. Choice reduces matches, because choice is an alternative to settling, and children requires settling. Culture also played a role, e.g. feminism + divorce, though that can be placed under the "choice" category.
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Why did the German post vaxx autopsy group say they found lymph nodes growing in other organs?
Where they mistaken?
Did the mRNA migrate to lymph nodes and then on to organs? How could this occur? Exosomes?
#LymphozytenLaufenAmok
"When cancer cells break away from a tumor, they can travel to other areas through either the bloodstream or the lymph system. If they travel through the lymph system, the cancer cells may end up in lymph nodes. Most of the escaped cancer cells die or are killed before>
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Here is a prime example of how the baby-above-all-else narrative triumphs over fact in the #media: a 🧵. Let's start with criminal offences. In fact, overseas commercial #surrogacy is ILLEGAL for residents of NSW. Sydney, obviously, is NSW's capital. @smh fails to mention this.
International #commercialsurrogacy is also illegal for residents of the ACT and QLD. This article does not state this either. It fails to mention where these people are from. It does not question the legality of their actions.
Why is commercial #surrogacy a criminal offence in NSW? Well, because of 'considerable medical, ethical, legal and human rights concerns', which include the exploitation of surrogates and the resulting children. #fertility #infertility #law #ivf #donorconception #humanrights
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2,126 couples #TryingToConceive between Dec 2020 and Sep 2021…

👩‍❤️‍👨💉 #CovidVaccination made no difference to per cycle chance of #pregnancy

👩🏻🦠 Infection of female partners made no difference…

👦🏽🦠… but in males ⬇️ chance of pregnancy for ~60d.

academic.oup.com/aje/advance-ar…
The finding that #CovidVaccination does not affect #fertility mirrors what we have already seen in IVF settings, but it is good (if unsurprising!) to see it confirmed among those #TryingToConceive the old fashioned way! 2/

drive.google.com/file/d/1_wHIYX…
This is the first study to look at the effects of #Covid infection on #fertility.

It’s reassuring to see that it doesn’t affect chance of conception in female partners. 3/
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New findings on #CovidVaccination and #Fertility!

Using the @BUPRESTOStudy, we show no association between #CovidVaccination in either partner and fertility among couples #TryingToConceive

A 🧵 on our new study in @AmJEpi #EpiTwitter (1/12)
doi.org/10.1093/aje/kw…
We enrolled couples who were #TryingToConceive without fertility treatment. Female and male partners completed questionnaires on lifestyle, health, and #covid19 infection and vaccination. We followed couples for up to 12 months to determine whether and when they conceived (2/12)
Then, we measured whether #TimeToPregnancy differed by vaccination status or infection history. We accounted for many factors (like occupation, income, etc.) that may be related to fertility and vaccination or infection (3/12)
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One of the best ways to know that you're ready for conception, and even learn the best things to do to prepare yourself for pregnancy, is to get your preconception (fertility) checkup!
Set up an appointment with your doctor so that they could review your medical history and discuss plans and proper ways to help you jumpstart your journey to pregnancy.
To assist you with financing your journey to parenthood, @fertilitynevada now offers in-house financing, in addition to continued access to various third-party provider financing options.

We will custom-tailor a down-payment and payment plan that meets your specific needs.
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Si nous laissons faire, d'ici 10 ans cette injection sera brevetée et en tant qu'organismes modifiés vous appartiendrez à Pfizer/Gates et perdrez vos droits d'humains.
"Ceci n'est pas un vaccin" ...mais un 'virus' pour modifier notre #ADN.
#genome #DNA
rumble.com/vpdxa7-dr.-car…
"There is no virus. It's a brand new technology on the human race. (...) they're branding you like a cow."
#carriemadej
#chromosome #fertility #Transhumanism
rumble.com/vpdxa7-dr.-car…
"it's a Russian roulette."

#genome
rumble.com/vpdxa7-dr.-car…
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How can we know that #COVID19 #vaccines will not harm #fertility? Could an effect unexpectedly appear years into the future?

👩🏻‍❤️‍👨🏾🤰🏻💉🤔

🧵...
Let’s start with the data we have on fertility right now.

👉🏻 No reduction in pregnancy rates in vaccinated (vs unvaccinated) ppl in clinical trials.

👉🏻 Egg quality, fertilisation rates and pregnancy rates are the same in vaccinated and unvaccinated IVF patients. 2/
👉🏻 No difference in sperm quality before vs after vaccination. 3/
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Do you want to see STONE AGE live in 2021? Then let's visit #India.
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Indian women allow priests to walk on their backs in the belief that it will bless them with a child.
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Villagers in #India throw cow dung on each other as part of Deepavali celebrations, marking the end of the festival. (06.11.2021)
3/n

Hindu activists hold a COW URINE party in the Indian capital, believing it will protect and cure them from the coronavirus.
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What do we know about pregnancy, #COVID19 and vaccination? A thread.

@HSEImm @RCPI_news @RCPI_ObsGyn
(1/13)
Most pregnant women who are infected with SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID – have mild or no symptoms and don’t experience serious complications.

However, there is increasing evidence that #COVID19 can affect your pregnancy.
(2/13)
For example, pregnant women with COVID-19 are at higher risk of preterm birth, high blood pressure, postpartum haemorrhage and stillbirth than those who are not infected with #COVID19.
In addition, some pregnant women with COVID-19 will become severely unwell.
(3/13)
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Wondering if antibodies raised against #COVID19 #vaccines can bind to the placental protein syncytin-1 and harm #fertility?

💉👩🏽‍❤️‍👨🏻🤔

Out yesterday! More data that addresses this question!

Spoiler alert: they don’t... 🧵

nature.com/articles/s4142…
But why would anyone even think that such a thing might happen? Is it even worth researching?

The rumours that COVID19 vaccines would impact fertility were started by a vaccine skeptic who proposed that this might occur, so this is something that a lot of ppl may have heard. 2/
People who work in this area never thought this was very likely, for a number of reasons.

Not least, if this did happen COVID 🦠 would be associated with infertility or problems in early pregnancy, and luckily we don’t see that. 3/

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Hello and welcome to September journal club! I’m Kathleen, PGY2 OBGYN resident at St. Luke’s in PA, and I’ll be your host for @AAGLJMIG journal club today. We’ll be discussing salpingectomy alone approach for risk reduction of ovarian cancer (see last tweet for link) #jmigjc
Throughout today and tomorrow, I’ll be posting about the article and responding to you in between cases and clinic. Hoping we can get some great discussion going! I’ll start with background this morning and return in the afternoon #jmigjc
As we all know, risk reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) is recommended as the standard of case for patients with genetic dispositions to #OvarianCancer. The fallopian tube is now well established as site of origin for most ovarian cancers. #jmigjc
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"If you're on thyroid medication, Dr. Duke stresses the importance of checking in with your thyroid throughout pregnancy. "The fetal brain [and] spinal cord start forming at around 21 days, and the pregnancy hormone can actually activate your thyroid,” she explains.
“So, sometimes medicine needs to be tweaked in the first trimester. I check it with the first pregnancy test, and then once per trimester, and at delivery."

Check out this blog from @modernfertility as I answer the most common questions about thyroid problems.
Read the full content here: modernfertility.com/blog/problems-…

You can also listen to the entirety of the webinar version on the link.
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1/ SRO #covidvaccines Bolton experience of the young and the #covidvaccine. Thread
2/ As I have moved between our somewhat quieter vaccine sites recently and speak to staff including #volunteers they often look a little forlorn these days and ask ‘why do you think young people aren’t as keen to get the #covidvaccine?’
3/ we are infact doing relatively well in #bolton with higher than average uptake rates in our 18-24s. The day over 25s became eligible we were optimistic to see over a million vaccines booked in 24 hours in England. I’ve seen thousands of keen young people take the #vaccine
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The population of South Africa was estimated to be 60,14 million at mid-year 2021, an increase of about 604 281 (1,01%) since mid-year 2020.

Read more here: bit.ly/3zgZtin

#StatsSA #SApopulation
#COVID19 impacted on the three major drivers of population movements.

Read more here: bit.ly/3zgZtin

#StatsSA #SApopulation
Births are the main driver of population growth in South Africa. Compared to previous years, deaths in 2021 are significantly higher as a result of the #COVID19 outbreak.

Read more here: bit.ly/3zgZtin

#StatsSA #SApopulation
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Ontario Canada: "The world's longest #lockdown will come to an end next week" (Step 3, July 16/21).

No. It's not over.

New chief medical officer of health, Dr Kieran Moore makes clear #endemic state will emerge in fall w/ Ont. "doing all the due diligence to prepare." Image
Let's explore numbers behind "world's longest #lockdown", Ont., Canada. Gov't of Ontario website updated July 11, 2021.

"Active cases" in Ont. as of July 11 2021 under 20 yrs of age: 0

Deaths under 20 w/ #COVID19 - 3.

Estimated pop. of Ontario: approx. 14.73 million people. Image
Under 20 yrs:

Jan 15 2020 to July 11 2021:

Resolved cases: 68, 280

Active cases: 0

Deaths (WITH #covid19): 3

[Keeping in mind that Covid tests are inaccurate (false positives) & largely meaningless as testing positive can mean mild to no symptoms whatsoever.] Image
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Today (for a change!) let's talk about how the #COVID19 #vaccine affects *male* #fertility 👨🏼‍🦰🍆💦

This study looked at the semen of 43 men before and after they were vaccinated. Sperm parameters did not change. 1/

medrxiv.org/content/10.110… Image
The authors also highlight that catching COVID has been associated with a reduction in sperm counts.

In this study 6% of recovered male COVID patients had no sperm, and 18% had less than normal (compared to 1% and 3% in the general population). 2/

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
They conclude - and I am paraphrasing here - that #COVID19 #vaccination is likely to protect your swimmers. 🏊🏼‍♂️🏊🏿‍♂️🏊🏻‍♂️ 3/3
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J'évoquais #idiocracy ds ma dernière chronique. Voici un article qui met en exergue les centres d'intérêt contemporains: pollution, fertilité et taille du pénis
theconversation.com/les-produits-c… @LaConvCA
2/ L'épidémiologiste 🇺🇸 Shanna Swan a alerté sur la 📉de la numération des spermatozoïdes depuis 1973. Selon elle, divers polluants environnementaux utilisés dans la fabrication de produits de tous les jours sont en cause: phtalates, bisphénol A, plastiques et PFAS.
#fertility
3/ Elle ajoute que ces produits chimiques réduiraient la taille du pénis.
Or "le lien de causalité est loin d’être établi": corrélation n'est pas causalité (cum hoc ergo NON propter hoc).
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1/ OK, so today #OBGynInternChallenge diagnosed an ectopic! What do you do once that's accomplished? Let's talk about treatment with a #tweetorial! We'll do these occasionally to cover content we couldn't get to in our @learnarist course. Bonus knowledge! #MedEd #FOAMed #FOAMob
2/ When you think about #treatment for any medical condition, it can be helpful to organize your thoughts into three broad categories: #medical, #surgical, and #expectant. We often forget about that last one! #MedTwitter #OBGynTwitter
3/ With #ectopic #pregnancy, #surgery is what you probably think of first. It's appropriate in three cases: 1) hemodynamically unstable patient; 2) a patient who desires surgery instead of medical therapy; 3) a patient has a contraindication to medical therapy.
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"These so-called founders will then passively spread the #vaccine to other animals they encounter either by #touch, #sex, #nursing, or #breathing the same air."

thebulletin.org/2020/09/scient…
"For at least 20 years, scientists have been experimenting with such self-spreading #vaccines, work that continues to this day, and which has gained the attention of the US #military."
2020: "We are now poised to begin developing self-disseminating vaccines targeting a wide range of human pathogens, [] decisions remain about how they can be most effectively designed & used to target pathogens w/ a #highrisk of spillover &/or emergence."

nature.com/articles/s4155…
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I’m getting a lot of questions about #COVID19 vaccination and the menstrual cycle. Does the #vaccine affect your #period? And does that mean there will be an effect on #fertility? 💉🩸 🧵

(Short answer upfront: Maybe, and no.)
Does the #COVID19 #vaccine affect #periods? Well, a lot of people are reporting this and I like to start from a position of believing what people say about their own bodies. So I think it is likely that this is a side-effect in some people. 2/
But research is being done to find this out! I know at least 2 studies - the biggest is run by @KateClancy. You can read about her study, and participate if you want, here. Ppl who used to have periods but no longer do are also invited to participate! 3/

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I've tracked 1500+ startups (seen 10x more) and talked to 100s of investors in the last year.

Here are some of the exciting trends and startups I've noticed or come across. It's a mix of early & late stuff.

Check 'em out 👇
#NoCode: This year was big! @airtable & @zapier are king, then @webflow & @bubble. Tools that sit on top include @MemberstackApp/@memberspace (memberships), @StackerHQ (app), @obviouslyai & @levityai (AI/ML). Jump to @makerpad to learn more about this space.
#Productivity: @NotionHQ looms large. @coda_hq & @clickup have a bit more data capabilities. @retool to go straight to your back-end. @raycastapp & @getcommande are like @Superhuman UI for your mac. @commanddot_ for calendar. @usemotion for browser
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