A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY TO EXPLORE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COVID-19 VACCINATION AND CHANGES IN MENSTRUAL CYCLE OF YOUNG FEMALES IN LAHORE, PAKISTAN
Although public concern about COVID-19 vaccinations causing menstrual cycle disruptions is growing, there is presently insufficient research to assess the impact of immunization on menstrual health. The present study enrolled 455 young females and effect of COVID 19 immunization on normal menstruation and minor post-vaccine side effects were observed. This study was held through online google forms which were circulated in different universities of Lahore. The majority of participants (81%) were in the 18–23 age group, and (58%) of them were at their ideal weight. Sinopharm was the most prominent administrative vaccine (54%). In this region, the least frequent use of administrative vaccine was AstraZeneca (2%). Majority of females (74%) had mild post-vaccination symptoms. Irregular menstrual cycle was noted in 23% of females while 17% were unsure whether this irregularity was brought on by the Covid-19 vaccine or by some other medical condition. Unusual cramps were reported by 42% of females, while early onset with menstrual bleeding and delayed period with minimal flow were reported by 28% and 18% of females, respectively.