Irregular Periods in Many Young Women May Mean Late Pregnancy Detection
Nearly one in three women ages 18 to 24 have irregular menstrual cycles, which may mean pregnancies could be caught much later than the six-week abortion limit in Texas, a new study finds. An analysis of menstruation data from nearly 270,000 U.S. women revealed that more than one in five women experience irregular periods. Percentages were higher among younger women, Hispanic women, and those with common health conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and diabetes, researchers said in a report released by PNAS and scheduled for publication in that journal.
@keka Legislation that limits abortion access to the days before fetal cardiac activity may make abortion unequally accessible. Because of differences in menstrual regularity, 'heartbeat bills' are likely to limit access to abortion for young people, Hispanic people, and people with common medical conditions for physiological reasons over which people have no control