Stress over COVID-19 can disrupt ovulation: study

Women reported subclinical disturbances including short luteal phases and anovulation

COVID-19-related stress has been linked to “silent” disruptions to ovulation in women without obvious changes to menstrual cycles, according to new research.

Nearly two-thirds of those studied experienced ovulatory disturbances during the pandemic compared to just one in 10 women from a similar study conducted over a decade ago, clinicians say.

“These silent ovulatory disturbances likely explain why so many women who are not taking hormonal forms of birth control reported having early or unexpected periods in the days