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
Guest contributor Mugdha Singh makes a case for adding new words to our vocabulary as we live through a pandemic, and encounter experiences and emotions that we don't necessarily have the means to express. I wake up late, like all other days, with … [Read more...] about Covid-19: A case for expanding our vocabulary
Amid the global outrage on colourism and racism in the light of the Black Lives Matter Movement, India’s largest consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) last week said it will remove the word ‘Fair’ from its popular but controversial product ‘Fair & Lovely’. … [Read more...] about Fair and Lovely rebranding: What people think?
About 5-10% of teens have PCOS, which is linked with excess androgen production, insulin resistance, and obesity. It can be managed with a healthy lifestyle, a good diet, and losing weight in overweight or obese teens. What are polycystic ovaries?Here’s how you know that you … [Read more...] about Here’s what teens should know about PCOS
Young girls face a serious amount of pressure on their mental health due to factors like social media, and academic performance, as they go through physical, psychological and emotional changes associated with puberty During these crucial years, parents need to find the right way … [Read more...] about The art of having a conversation with adolescent girls
PCOS is a very common disorder amongst reproductive age women in India, with as many as one in five women suffering from it. Doctors say that lifestyle changes, healthy eating habits, exercising, and regular gynae visits can help you manage and prevent it. What is PCOS?What … [Read more...] about Stress, lifestyle and obesity: Why do you have PCOS?
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?
For normal Indian skin, SPF of about 15-30 is enough for sun protection. Doctors say eating green leafy vegetables and drinking plenty of water can help prevent photodamage as well. Antioxidant supplements are also helpful, especially those containing beta carotene. Tell us … [Read more...] about SPF is not the only thing that will protect your skin from the sun
Teen acne is very common, and can be attributed to hormonal changes. However, it can sometimes also be a symptom of PCOS. For teens suffering acne, keeping your skin clean, avoiding fried food and too much sugar, and a visit to the gynaecologist if you have irregular periods is … [Read more...] about Teen acne: Why do you breakout and can it be from PCOS