Does the Florida HS Athletics Association recommend that student athletes submit menstrual information?

Affirmation: The Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) has voted to recommend that student athletes be required to turn in their menstrual histories to schools. Assessment: Context Although the FHSAA voted in January 2023 to recommend instituting this requirement, as of this writing it has not yet been implemented (contrary to some reports online). The […]

Menstrual Gingivitis can cause sensitive teeth and gums

lIf you’re a person who gets periods, you know how awful PMS can be – mood swings, cramps, fatigue – don’t even get us started, right? These are the same symptoms we hear about in sex education classes. In other words, you probably saw them coming. But did you know that mouth problems are another […]

6 tips for dealing with menstrual irregularities

Menstrual irregularities can be frustrating and confusing, but there are several ways you can try to manage them. Here are four tips to help you deal with irregular periods: Menstrual irregularities can have a variety of effects on your health, both physical and emotional. In some cases, irregular periods can be a sign of an […]

COVID-19 vaccination may cause temporary menstrual disorders in teen girls

A study recently published in the journal Vaccine describes the risk of menstrual disorders in adolescent girls aged 12 to 15 years after receiving Pfizer-BioNTech’s messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA)-based coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. To study: Menstrual disorders in 12- to 15-year-old girls after a dose of the COVID-19 Comirnaty vaccine: a population-based cohort study […]

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