Paracetamol, pregnancy and autism; Bogus supplements; And fertility treatment in Mexico.

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Here’s what we’re covering in today’s newsletter:

  • Traveling to Mexico for fertility treatment

  • Bogus fertility supplements claims

  • Period equity

  • Paracetamol, pregnancy and autism / ADHD

  • Why is endometriosis so poorly understood?

What’s New:

👪 Despite a Colorado law to force insurance to cover infertility treatment, thousands of people are still without coverage thanks to a new federal ruling.

📚The Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health (CERH) released ground-breaking research showing just how costly abortion restrictions cost women, businesses and states $105 billion each year.

🩺 More fertility care providers have been added to the ELANZA Clinic Discovery portal - search for a great fit with our personality-led videos of doctors from LA to San Francisco to Oklahoma City and more, including the first virtual clinic in the US!

From The Experts

  • Why people travel to fertility clinics in Mexico, and how much does IVF or egg freezing cost there? ELANZA Wellness

  • Period equity: What is it, why does it matter? Huma Farid, MD / Harvard Health Publishing

  • Why this top doctor thinks fertility coaching is so helpful for people planning IVF or egg freezing. ELANZA Wellness

  • The doomsday sperm theory embraced by the far right. Alexander Borsa / Slate

  • Why is endometriosis so poorly understood? The Gender Health Gap may explain. Alice Broster / The Endometriosis Foundation of America

From The Patients

  • I’m 40, I live in California, and I’ve spent more than £8k on fertility so far. Refinery29

  • The self-care trend: here’s how to prioritise your health and wellbeing in your 30s and 40s. Dot Zacharias / ELANZA Wellness

  • How ‘Master of None’ portrays a single lesbian’s fertility struggles with an honesty rarely seen on TV. Sonia Rao / Washington Post

  • My journey through infertility and pregnancy with chronic migraine. Brittany England / Health Line

  • 'Imma blame the hormones!' The Bachelor's Brittany Hockley reveals she is freezing her eggs. Caleb Taylor/ Daily Mail

Science & Ethics

  • FDA warns of bogus fertility claims for some supplements. U.S. Food and Drug Administration / Medical XPress

  • Link between paracetamol use during pregnancy, autism and ADHD symptoms supported by new study. GenGNews

  • Can the COVID 19 vaccine hamper your fertility or fertility treatment? PinkVilla

Thought for the day

“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.” 
- Claude Levi-Strauss

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