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Science with a gender perspective

News we should not have to read in 2022

According to a recent research by Fundación Huésped and the Argentine Travesti, Transgender and Transsexual People Association (ATTTA), in Argentina, 7 out of 10 transmasculine and non-binary people avoid going to the doctor for sexual and reproductive health issues "in fear of suffering discrimination, rejection or stigmatization."

The survey, titled "Health and associated factors of transmasculine and non-binary people in Argentina (ESTHAR)," revealed that 66% of the 415 transmasculine and non-binary people who participated in it had endured discrimination or mistreatment related to their gender identity while accessing healthcare services.

Our Gender Identity Law guarantees respectful treatment of all identities. Lack of information is no excuse to discriminate against anyone.

How can Medicine take on a feminist perspective?

@gineconline was created by OB-GYN Dr. Melisa Andrea Pereyra to share information on topics related to her field of expertise: menstruation, contraceptive methods, comprehensive sex education and more.

In 2020, she published her first book: "Science for an Intimate Geography Without Myths." The text offers information for women to reclaim power over their bodies which have been subjected to the morals and social norms of each era for years and years.

Unbiased science: are there any links between COVID vaccines and menstruation?

A study led by MPH Alison Edelman assessed whether COVID vaccination is associated with changes in vaccinated people's menstrual cycles. The research team was formed by Emily Boniface, Eleonora Benhar, Leo Han, Kristen Matteson, Carlotta Favaro, Jack Pearson and Blair Darney.

The study analyzed three consecutive cycles before and three more after the first vaccine dose in vaccinated subjects and all cycles over a similar time period in unvaccinated subjects. The research was supported by the US National Institutes of Health.

In all studied cases, cycle length returned to normal two months after vaccination. Although many people have expressed that they see changes in their periods after receiving the vaccine, the study concluded that there were no significant changes on a large scale.

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