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Hu­man Re­pro­duc­tion.

The re­searchers found that women who had ever been fed soy for­mula as ba­bies were

40 per­cent more likely to have used hor­monal con­tra­cep­tion at some point to al­le­vi­ate men­strual pain com­pared to women who had not been fed soy for­mula as ba­bies; be­tween the ages of 18 and 22 years they were 50 per­cent more likely to have ex­pe­ri­enced mod­er­ate or se­vere men­strual dis­com­fort or pain with most of their pe­ri­ods.

Dr Kris­ten Up­son said: “Men­strual pain is the most com­mon men­strual com­plaint and can sub­stan­tially af­fect the quality of women’s lives. Ex­po­sure to oe­stro­gens dur­ing in­fant de­vel­op­ment, such as the phy­toe­stro­gens in soy for­mula, may af­fect re­pro­duc­tive health. — ANI

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