It is safe for girls above nine-years old to get the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for protection against cervical cancer. Girls between the age of 9-13 years get the maximum benefit from the vaccine and it doesn't impact their fertility as many parents fear, says Dr. Rama … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer prevention: Gynae oncologist talks about HPV vaccination for teens
Talking about sex is still a taboo in India. While some girls have access to sexual education in schools and some parents have started to have an open conversation with their children, a vast majority is still unaware of basic questions related to sex and sexual health. There is little access to reliable information on subjects like sexually-transmitted diseases, infections, conditions like vaginismus, and even safe sexual practices.
Cervical cancer may have no symptoms in its early stage. To diagnose cervical cancer early and in it’s precancerous condition, women should visit their gynaecologists regularly and get periodic health tests, says Dr. Rama Joshi, gynae oncologist and director- gynaecology … [Read more...] about Cervical cancer may be asymptomatic in early stages; regular screenings essential
Infertility specialist, gynaecologist, and obstetrician Dr. Arockia Virgin Fernando (Consultant with Practo) says when couples are unable to have children, both men and women need to be evaluated. This is being ignored in India, especially in the rural or semi-urban setups. … [Read more...] about Infertility shouldn’t be seen just as a women’s issue
A gynaecologist’s appointment can be difficult for some women. Indian women often complain that gynaecologists make them uncomfortable and sometimes ask questions which they don't believe are necessary. Some even complain of being shamed for making choices about their own … [Read more...] about Do gynaecologists make you uncomfortable?
UTIs can recur in a large percentage of women, in fact as many as 80% of UTIs are reinfections. Doctors recommend drinking a lot of water, not holding your pee for too long, cleaning your genital areas before and after sex, changing hygiene habits and a change in … [Read more...] about UTIs: Why do they come back and what can you do about it?