Does joining The Satanic Temple give a member legal protection to terminate a pregnancy? Not necessarily: According to legal experts, it could -- but joining "opportunistically" probably won't be applicable. Or as Mark Tushnet, the Willia
Please, do not eat any part of a pregnancy test.
The incident followed a leaked draft decision showing the U.S. Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade, a landmark abortion ruling.
Claims that Pfizer had recently released documents stating that the Covid-19 vaccines were not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding have been shared thousands of times on Twitter. The posts, which show an extract from an official-lookin
REVIEW On 27 April 2022, The Epoch Times published an article in which gynecologist James Thorp and former Pfizer scientific advisor Michael Yeadon associated COVID-19 vaccines with poorer pregnancy outcomes and fertility problems. The article recei
These so-called "Pfizer Docs" have been a source of several false claims.
Are Plan B pills inside pregnancy tests? No, that's not true: The small discs that are found inside pregnancy test kits are not a consumable pill of any kind but desiccant tablets that are part of packaging. Desiccants are "commonly used
Bath and Body Works products are not recommended during pregnancy because they are suspected of “damaging fertility or the unborn child.”
But is there publicly available evidence proving these effects were the result of UFO encounters?
Britney Spears, less than five months after her conservatorship ended, confused some fans when she posted on Instagram that she's pregnant, and apparently married.
Is the Maryland General Assembly "about to vote" on a controversial pregnancy "freedom" bill? Not exactly: Maryland legislators proposed the Pregnant Person's Freedom Act of 2022, which is in committee, but at the time of writing the bill
On March 10 2022, Imgur and Twitter users shared a viral tweet concerning an abortion bill in Missouri’s ectopic pregnancy provision — purportedly making any life-saving treatment of the complication “illegal”: NEW A bill in
REVIEW The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as medical associations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend the vaccination of “pregnant and lactating individuals” against CO
VAERS data has been misused to claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous for pregnant women.
We have been asked via WhatsApp about whether it is recommended that pregnant women have the Covid-19 vaccines if they have already experienced Covid-19 infection during pregnancy. Dr Pat O’Brien, consultant obstetrician and Vice President
We have been asked lots of questions on WhatsApp about the risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy. The evidence so far shows that you are not more likely to be infected with Covid-19 during pregnancy, but pregnant women who do catch it are more likely to be ad
We’ve been asked on WhatsApp about confusion around the current guidance on going into work during pregnancy—and whether it has changed, particularly after 28 weeks. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) says th
We have been asked on WhatsApp about the Covid-19 booster vaccines in pregnancy. In particular people have asked why the booster vaccine is deemed to be safe in pregnancy, and why mixing and matching vaccines for the booster is sometimes recommended (d
We have been asked lots of questions on WhatsApp regarding the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in pregnancy. Here we answer a collection of the queries. We have written lots more about the AstraZeneca vaccine, and the other Covid-19 vacci
We have been asked on WhatsApp why there appears to be a discrepancy between information on Pfizer’s website and patient information leaflet, and the official government advice for pregnant women thinking about getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
A post on Facebook shows a screenshot from the Public Health England (PHE) website about ethylene oxide, with an arrow pointing to a line that says “ethylene oxide may be harmful to the unborn child”. Text over the picture says “STERI
A post on Facebook claims that a positive pregnancy test result for men could indicate high levels of hormones linked to testicular cancer. While it’s true that some forms of testicular cancer could cause a positive result on a pregnancy te
“Pre-eclampsia reduces the flow of blood through the placenta, and can lead to stillbirth or even the death of the mother. It happens between 26 and 32 weeks of gestation.” Daily Mirror Newspaper, 23 September 2021 A Daily Mirror newspaper
REVIEW On 15 September 2021, a Facebook video was shared about how men can use pregnancy tests to diagnose testicular cancer. In the video, three men checked the results of their pregnancy tests and claimed that a positive result would “show high
Home pregnancy tests are not a reliable way of detecting testicular cancer. If you are worried about testicular cancer, you must consult a doctor.
We’ve been asked on Whatsapp whether being pregnant means you can have a shorter gap than eight weeks between Covid-19 vaccine doses. We asked NHS England this question and it referred us to the Public Health England (PHE) Green Book, which provi
We’ve been asked on WhatsApp for information regarding the Covid-19 vaccines in use in the UK and whether there are any long-term effects on babies born to women who were vaccinated in pregnancy. What do we know about any long-term effects? Given
We’ve been asked on WhatsApp whether women who received their first Covid-19 vaccine prior to becoming pregnant, but who then delayed their second dose since becoming pregnant, are advised to get their second dose. We’ve been asked wh
We’ve been asked on WhatsApp whether there is any reason to avoid the Covid-19 vaccines currently available in the UK during the first trimester of pregnancy. Dr Jo Mountfield, consultant obstetrician and vice president of the Royal College
We all deserve information we can trust, especially when making important decisions about our health. For pregnant women and their families, this has been an especially worrying time. Vaccine uptake among pregnant women has been lower than other
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it in your email every Thursday. The void of uncertainty The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Expectant women run a higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from the coronavirus, including perhaps miscarriages and stillbirths.
SciCheck Digest Federal vaccine monitoring systems have identified no safety concerns with the COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant people. Preliminary Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that miscarriage is not more frequent than expected
REVIEW The authorization for emergency use of the first vaccines against COVID-19 sparked one of the largest mass vaccination campaigns in history. In the U.S., 182,896,080 persons received at least one dose of vaccine as of 7 July 2021 and 157,908,
A great way to make someone look more ignorant than they actually are is to pretend they said things they never said.
An article in the print edition of Monday’s Daily Express says in its first line: “Pregnant women are 22 times more likely to die from Covid-19 than other women.” This muddles up what the study it reports was all about. The study desc
Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, recently signed the proposal, which received widespread support in the GOP-controlled Legislature.
REVIEW Facebook posts claiming that the COVID-19 vaccine caused a healthcare worker to have a miscarriage went viral in early February 2021. These posts (see example) show a photo of a healthcare worker receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and tweets by phy
Social media posts warn of miscarriages following Covid-19 shots, citing data from a US government reporting system. But a causal link between the two has not been established: the reports are not proof that a vaccine caused a problem, and the US Cente