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Tear Gas and Reproductive Health Study 

Staff at Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS) and the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities recently heard from many people who protested the killing of George Floyd and were tear gassed. These people then had surprising changes to their periods or bleeding cycles, like getting their period early or late. We are putting together a new research study to learn more about these stories. 

Responding to Community Calls for Research on Tear Gas

We are asking folks who have faced chemicals used by police like tear gas, pepper spray, and smoke bombs, to share their stories through a short survey and optional interview. 

You can participate if you are:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Able to read and write in English
  • A person with a uterus
  • Have EVER faced tear gas/canisters, smoke bombs/grenades, and pepper spray/mace
  • Able and willing to consent and take a survey and/or give an interview

If you are eligible, please complete the short survey now to participate.

Thank you for your interest.



Email [email protected] to reach Christy Boraas, MD, MPH and Asha Hassan, MPH

Participate in the Tear Gas and Reproductive Health Study Now

Complete the Short Survey