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Fact-checked: No, vaccinations do not cause miscarriages _

Rumours online state that the New England Journal of Medicine has found that pregnant women who received the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines had an 82% rate of miscarrying. The data in the study is misrepresented; in reality, the rate of spontaneous miscarriages in the study is 12.6% and the authors of the report state that there are not ‘obvious safety signals’ in their findings to discourage pregnant women from receiving the mRNA vaccine. Lead Stories has fact-checked this rumour.