Why is lockdown disrupting women’s menstrual cycles?
According to a poll of 5,677 women conducted by gynaecologist Dr Anita Mitra, having lockdown-disrupted periods is fairly common. When asked whether or not women had noticed a change in their menstrual cycle or hormonal symptoms during lockdown, more than half (65 per cent) of respondents said yes. The subject has also spawned several Twitter conversations and threads, with hundreds of women left baffled as to why their periods have suddenly become worse, more painful, or less regular. But why is this happening?