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@katystoll Here are recent studies focused on menstrual cycle changes after Covid vaccination....won't fit in one tweet so I'll make a thread...🧵

I haven't read all of these yet.

#menstruation #menstrualhealth #menstrual #women #health #womenshealth #WomenEmpowerment #periods #period
@katystoll "Do the COVID-19 Vaccines Cause Menstrual
@katystoll "Web and social media searches highlight menstrual irregularities as a global concern in COVID-19 vaccinations"…
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This #InternationalWomensDay I’d like to remind my doctor colleagues that medicine has an androcentric history that may impact upon women patients. That woman isn’t « difficult », she’s under-researched and we know less (and even less has been translated to practice). 🧵
We can do Better. Women are also represented less in medical and anatomical textbooks. Here are some papers for further information.
Androcentricity in medicine:…
Misogyny in medical research:…
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Hey, new followers👋🏻
I’m Emma! I'm a #FamilyMD who did a fellowship in #WomensHealth.
I recently moved to #YYC 🗻
I do #gyne, #FMOB, #transhealth, #menopause, #pessaries, & more!
I’m a proud #abortionprovider (surgical/medical) ✊🏼
I live with severe #crohnsdisease.
Stay safe!
To be clear: I do not have a general family medicine practice ☺️ I have a specialized practice at this time!
While I’m honoured to have received so many messages, I cannot triage consults on Twitter. Referrals need to be made to my office by your family doc (unless you require an abortion, pap, or want to talk about contraception — no referral needed then!)
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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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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:
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1/ A friend mentioned wanting to reignite her interest in the women’s health space and was looking for resources/people/newsletters to get started. I made a list that definitely exceeded the appropriate email length…but every one is worth the subscribe. So here it is.
2/ Femtech Focus (@FemTech_Focus): nonprofit providing resources & community, committed to prioritizing women-centered health & wellness. Newsletter: (scroll down to subscribe). Check out the podcast too, hosted by the ever-enthusiastic @drbrittb!
3/ Femtech Insider (@femtechinsider): portal for innovation in women's health. Insightful trend reports and virtual events (plus a job board if you're looking!). Newsletter:
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Preventing complications of #IBD, with the amazing @MLongMD at @AmCollegeGastro #ACG2021

The best treatment is prevention!
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Kicking off the short oral abstract session: #MiriamRingshall discussing chemsex, Doxy STI PrEP and influence of the pandemic on sex behaviour in Brighton MSM
High rates of drug use inc. chems, STIPrEP, multiple sexual partners. How does this compare to your service users? And how do you support? Apps may be helpful #vBASHH21
Next: Tia Hunjan describing possible pathophysiology of hypoactive sexual desire disorder, which is commoner in young women with an estimated prevalence of 10%
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Evidence online “#vaccine research” by @Illinois_Alma drives anti-#vaccine #SoMe
=prolong #pandemic

@KateClancy’s study: periods in perimenopause “after” vaccine
by 15-minute survey
= bad #data = #misinformation

American feminism has a long history of harming WOC Image
Best practices of #community engaged #research involves
to all important stakeholders

American feminism
frequently believes that it
✅box of the diversity
no need to listen to anybody else

Women & WOC deserve good, not bad #data.…
Theories of infertility “by” vaccine
Draw upon past government sterilization programs
Fears are never unfounded
even if not the case now

Being out of touch with these realities + poor #studydesign
= research that adds harm without adding knowledge…
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Addressing #stigma: If you are my friend or colleague, regardless of gender, you get to know my ovaries whether you want to or not. I’m a woman with #endometriosis & #fibroid #menstrualhealth pain. Instead of seeming “flaky” I will tell you my #womenshealth reason I must cancel.
This is also a generational thing. Boomers and some GenX were “I am as tough as a guy... ovaries.. what ovaries?”

Me: “I have ovaries. They are complicated suckers. We’ll have to work around them.”

#endometriosis #fibroid #womenshealth #menstrualhealth…
One of the things that made me 🥰is when a MAN reached out to me, because I tweet on this, for his female significant other to ask if I had resources to help her

If you hear of me being “anti-woman” I am anti-#professionalism (women) who suppress open uncomfortable communication
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Uteri owners have it hard.
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.
#endometriosis #fibroids #womenshealth #menstrualhealth
On a positive note. I did not pass out or almost pass out this month. 👍Last two months my mom was newly in the ICU then she had newly passed away and I could not get out of bed without syncope or near syncope. And I had just had my 2nd vaccine so was already not well.
There are all these wise people who say things about suffering but it’s honestly true..

..that the more suffering you experience the more gratitude you can have..

..because when something is not as bad as it used to be do you feel immense relief, #gratitude
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This “fertility” fake news has been going on since December, apparently.…
“CDC report found that 62% of nursing home workers are refusing the vaccine”

“...First responders in New Mexico have sued after a county official ordered firefighters, corrections officers and other first responders to receive injections.”

Lawsuits over staff mandates to vaccinate or mask boggle my mind.

This has been brewing for years.

There is SO much anti-science rampant within #healthcare staff more so in those “anti-establishment” on either extreme of political spectrum…
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I state, highlight, mark up, not insinuate
Why is someone who likely does not menstruate a sudden expert on #womenshealth to identify a WOC seeking #data #quality & #integrity as the women?
"Respecting" social science = using respectable methods, not online surveys.
What you see in the tweet and the "study" is ego, defensiveness & flagrant Dunning-Kruger effect for #womenshealth, #menstrualhealth, #COVID19, #vaccine #research.

The best way to demonstrate the value of a field is to be consistent on #quality not…
Academic language on #online #survey #data:
"systematically assess carelessness in a crowdsourced sample" Denial that quick & dirty is poor #quality is an odd use of time & ineffective. One could better defend one's merit, by delivering #quality per best practices and standards.
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LOVE being faculty at @MIT this semester for a class on #dataanalytics & #datascience. I tend to PM my mentees, especially women and #blackexcellence to start to prepare questions to ask. Too often people stay silent. Speak up. Never be embarrassed to show #curiosity.
Listening right now to mid-semester progress reports from teams and am feeling like such a proud #datascience #BigData #bigdataanalytics momma. Bear cubs doing good (well AND good in world)

LOVE that this is a space within @MIT that focuses on #SDoH and #equity.
Literally right now, hearing about a study on #socialmedia chatter as a driver of vaccines hesitancy driven by #Twitter - start postulate "cause/effect" by an incident that happens within days after a vaccine - like ppl automatically assume a death is "caused" by vaccine
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Adding the word "experience" to an online survey of biological & immunological mechanisms does not make it anthropology. People who are spreading online rumors about vaccines need to take a hard look at what they are doing. There are valid ways to collect health data. Use them.
There are real, concerning, harmful gaps in knowledge in #womenshealth. Bad data of the GIGO method of data collection for quick and dirty "research" on "vaccine side effect" merely replaces one harm with another harm.…
If collecting data, overtly on "vaccine" and "side effect" claiming causation from temporal relation
for "after" on something as highly variable as menses, w/ deliberate inclusion of perimenopause (known menstrual variation)
=methodology used by anti-vaxx…
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Handling uncertainty has been the work of the last few years. First there was the abyss of #womenshealth issues I fell into following what seemed simple enough egg freezing, then the unearthing of years of remote & recent medical system trauma causing me to question my own work
Oh, cancer monitoring too. & other types of uncertainty

One thing that I changed was my level of frankness. I became much more direct and not concerned with whether what I communicated was liked

You can't be a "pleaser", outwardly focused, & deal with uncertainty from own body
My mom gave me "permission" to be less perfectionist despite that being a trait she had most of her life. You have to develop self-compassion. When you have the latter you seek less external validation

More than that is recognizing control is only ever an illusion. Ride the wave
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If you study #vaccine + #sideeffect... you automatically cross into #healthcare & #medicine regardless of what other label applied

I'm a #vaccineswork #vaccinessavelives #pediatrician & #tweetiatrician careful on #data #quality particularly for women, WOC, POC

This is my lane
Every seeming kind of "not a big deal" thing related to #vaccineswork blows up in our faces like death threats via online mobs against #pediatrician #SciComm

May seem extreme but take a look at the escalation of responses to my identifying "bad #data"…
We can't wait for yet more false "vaccines affect (THEY DO NOT) fertility" trope to circulate

anyone who is generating data on #vaccine "#sideeffects" needs to think about clean, quality, meaningful data. Junk data: common, but this actually matters…
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Peak Twitter. Woman w/ stage 4 #endometriosis, #fibroids, latter condition more common in WOC, post 2 gyn surgeries

identifies online #womenshealth #vaccine #survey as poor #data #quality

instead of improving, response ~ "not to attack... but am glad you are not my doctor"
Indeed, I engage patients & families 1:1 without forcing them into fields I've pre-created for my #data collection, based on assumptions I have from personal experience

Respecting women & WOC allows people to not be forced into leading questions or pre-created fields
Measuring needs to be #quality to deliver quality. Your #results will never be better than your #studydesign or collection methods. Wrote this cuz we need less measurement & more humanity. I'm in b-school & everyone sends a new survey every 30 sec..…
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Utterly irresponsible

An *anthropologist* spreading vaccine hysteria (hate the word but she’s using the uterus to spread vaccine fear) 😱😡

NOT AT ALL controlling for
prior COVID
b4 vaccine

Perimenopausal included?!?

This is why you need GOOD science
Some women trying to “lead” on #womenshealth only serve to harm

No, the way to win in a man’s world is NOT to be as nonsensical as Trump on science

You only harm WOMEN when you fear monger with ZERO understanding of female biology

This is akin to “bleach treatment” science
They literally included perimenopause (pregnancy and lactation) which is KNOWN to have fluctuating hormones and distressing symptoms.

There IS *zero* biological understanding yet claiming to study “immune” response.

Women are women’s worst enemies, I am convinced.
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On this #internationalwomensday2021, we’re sharing some of our favorite stories celebrating grand achievements of women all around the world, as well as expert analysis on the ways the world can still improve to set women up for success

⬇️ (thread) ⬇️ #InternationalWomensDay
It feels like a special #internationalwomensday2021 for the United States now that the country has its first woman vice president.

Harris stands on the shoulders of many African American women who ran for president despite enormous political barriers…
Members of the nation’s 4 Black sororities – including @KamalaHarris – commit to lifelong acts of service for their communities #InternationalWomensDay…
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Story by @RemaNagarajan highlighting how C-sections "are the new normal" in terms of deliveries in the private sector in many states, with the highest in West Bengal (83%) and J&K (82%)
#LSCS #womenshealth
Data from NFHS-5
Incidentally, the proportion is also relatively high in the public sector, though not as high as the private sector.
Also, there has been a rise in both private and public sectors since NFHS-4
However, in contrast, there are states like Bihar where the caesarian rates in the public sector are under 10%
Overall encouraging evidence on institutional births increasing across the board.
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Indeed. And I silence myself for no one. Too many women - ones who seek personal success by aligning with the past or perpetuating current system - are the ones shushing other women, especially shushing activist WOC with authentic lived experience of system gaps or harms.
I’ve been in compliance myself. I still believe in the need for oversight of safety & quality. But petty policing that is common in those naturally drawn to compliance is itself waste & harm. “Professionalism”, used to silence “problem” WOC’s communication is harm. @COCoQC Image
Compliance cuts out waste & harm - overpolicing & gaining “market share” thru fear, not facts or outcomes, is an example

If your source of profit, revenue, or even job represents waste & harm, then yes, we might be coming for your job

Waste & harm:…
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ATTN #CBD stakeholders: @US_FDA today holding scientific conf. on CBD/other #cannabinoids. I'll be live tweeting throughout. Not sure we'll get much insight on immediate path forward for consumer products but I'll share noteworthy observations. Agenda:
I'll be paying particular attention to @DrAbernethyFDA's remarks at 9:05a (head of #FDA's #CBD Policy Working Group) and @DThrockmortonMD's keynote at 9:15a (one of Agency's principals for regulating R&D, manufacture & marketing of #cannabis & cannabis-derived #drug products).
And we're underway! First up is Kaveeta Vasisht, MD, PharmD. Associate Commissioner for Women’s
Health and Director, Office of Women’s Health, FDA. She's noting ubiquity of #CBD products in marketplace, many of which are targeted to #women.
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