New research shows that disruption and stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic affected ovulation, with decreased progesterone durations or levels.
The study was presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in the United States. The research focused on ovulatory disturbances without menstrual cycle disruption during the pandemic.
It involved a comparison of two studies. The first was conducted on 301 women from 2006 to 2008. The second, observed 112 women during the pandemic. Both groups included menstruating women aged 19 to 35, who were not using contraceptives.