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Apple Women’s Health Study releases preliminary data on menstruation

Apple Women’s Health Study releases preliminary data on menstruation

The Apple Women’s Health Study team have acquired preliminary data from 10,000 participants that affirms symptoms of menstruation including abdominal cramps, bloating, and tiredness. The study was launched in 2019 when period tracking was added to the iOS health app. The team aims to advance the understanding of menstrual cycles and destigmatize menstruation.

Aric
Aric
Brandon Fitzgerald
Brandon Fitzgerald 1 months

"For example, if you search for “menstruation” in PubMed between 2001 and 2018, you only get some 8,400 studies on the subject. Conversely, a search during that same time period for cardiovascular disease turns up 1.3 million results. If you want to get into gender-specific conditions, prostate cancer gets 121,000 results and erectile dysfunction gets about 16,000 results." Cardiovascular disease kills people, prostate cancer kills people, and erectile dysfunction make it more difficult for both men AND women to have children. Period symptoms definitely aren't fun (as my wife can attest to), but do these people think the menstrual cycle is a disease or something? It is not on par with the importance of studying the other topics listed.

Hotto
Hotto 1 months

This just in on the "no shyte sherlock" news collum.

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 months

Plot twist: Menstruation is not stigmatized any more than other natural bodily functions. I would not have sex with someone who was currently pooping, either. But I wouldn't burn them at the stake for pooping, either.

level100firemage
level100firemage 1 months

Uuuuuuuuuuuuh okay?

Noah PaulOG
Noah PaulOG 1 months

The PSA of women fingerpainting with menstrual blood didn't accomplish this?

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