Hysterectomy – Is this the only option?

Hysterectomy comes from the Greek word Hystera, meaning womb. It is the surgical removal of the uterus. Right now, Hysterectomy is the second most common major surgery after caesarean section in India, 65% of these are due to heavy and irregular bleeding problems. Reasons: ” Heavy menstrual bleeding or dysfunctional uterine bleeding ” Uterine fibroids […]

Preterm Births – A Common Phenomenon

Dr. Ranjit Chakraborti, a seasoned gynaecologist, sheds light on the intricate topic of prematurity in childbirth. Prematurity Defined: Dr. Chakraborti explains that prematurity refers to babies born with a gestational age of fewer than 37 weeks, calculated from the first day of the mother’s last menstrual period. This roughly translates to less than 259 days […]

Effect Of Smoking On Women’s Health

Women smokers suffer all the consequences of smoking that men do such as increased of risk various cancers (lung, mouth, larynx, pharynx, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, kidney, and bladder) and respiratory diseases. Women who smoke are at higher risk for a number of serious health problems, including heart disease and lung cancer than women who don’t […]

Pangs of growing too soon

“SHE’S still a child often tying her shoelaces in a knot. And now she has to cope with sanitary pads and keep track of dates. She is attaining adulthood, biologically, and yet she’s only ten,” says Anuradha Ghosh, a mother and housewife. Does this make you wonder what it’s all about? Biological clock is ticking […]

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in India

World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 1 million new cases of curable sexually transmitted bacterial infections occur worldwide everyday. STDs are among the most infectious diseases today. With fast lifestyle, night clubs and binge drinking on the rise, sex is no longer a taboo topic. Young men and women talk about it openly […]

Pregnancy Blues and Post Natal Depression

Depression that occurs during the course of pregnancy is known as prenatal depression. There are estimates that as many as 70 of women experience symptoms of depression during pregnancy, making it a wide spread concern. According to senior gynaecologist, Dr. Ranjit Chakraborti, While hormones are often blamed for many of the mood swings and other […]

Urban Lifestyle and Declining Fertility in Men and Women

The image of a woman as someone carved out of Adam’s rib is as extinct is that of her wearing a locked iron chastity belt or a housewife hidden behind yards of a saree toiling over a fire-spitting chullah. Enter the super woman: A super mom, an efficient and ambitious and upwardly climbing professional, a […]

Urinary Incontinence In Women

Anamika, 35 years, is a banking professional and mother of two. Over the past few months Anamika is having a difficult time. She is not able to concentrate on her work or her family. In the middle of her work or interaction with customer, she runs out only to return with a forlorn look. Her […]

Rising Incidence Of Early Menopause in Indian Women

A pan-India survey conducted recently by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISCEC) has brought an alarming new phenomenon of premature menopause amongst Indian women to light. The data for the study based on the 1998-99 National Family Health Survey-drew samples from 100000 women in the age band of 15-50 years, across 26 states. The […]

Water Birth Delivery: The Next In Thing

Nothing in the world is as soft and yielding as water, yet in dissolving the hard and inflexible, nothing can surpass it. The soft overcomes the hard, the gentle overcomes the rigid. Water Birth has finally made its way into India. The first baby was born end April in Delhi. According to eminent gynaecologist Dr. […]

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