Do nutritional deficiencies lead to menstrual irregularities?
Menstrual irregularities can cause significant difficulties in the everyday life of menstruating women and girls. However, menstrual irregularities are not considered as important public health concerns especially in low and middle income countries (LMICs) and research regarding the causes of irregularities is scarce.
In her new study, our WoMena team member Andisheh Jahangir has examined the correlation between nutritional deficiencies and menstrual irregularity in young girls. To our knowledge, this present review is the first systematic review which has been carried out to assess a summary of studies that have been done regarding correlation between nutritional deficiencies and menstrual irregularity in LIMICs, and it provides suggestions for future studies in this area.