FOGSI plans to conduct a pan India survey every month

The organisation has already conducted a pan India survey on PCOS, Fibroids and Anemia. The survey findings state that over 35 per cent young women are affected with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; more than 20 per cent are affected with fibroids. They are many more surveys in the pipeline

Dr Rishma Pai, President of FOGSI (left) with Dr Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar, Organising Chairperson for the FOGSI CNN conference
Dr Rishma Pai, President of FOGSI (left) with Dr Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar, Organising Chairperson for the FOGSI CNN conference

In order to create awareness on different issues related to women’s health, the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of India (FOGSI), has decided to conduct a pan India survey every month. While FOGSI has already conducted a pan India survey on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Fibroids and Anemia, many more are in the pipeline.

Dr Rishma Pai, President of FOGSI
Dr Rishma Pai, President of FOGSI

Dr Rishma Pai, President of FOGSI, said “Lack of availability of data affects medical intervention. After collecting data, we will circulate it among all the doctors in India. Today, we do not have any data on how TB affects women’s health or how what is the prevalence of fibroids in India.”

She was speaking on the sidelines of the three day FOGSI CNN Conference organised by Pune Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society (POGS) under the aegis of FOGSI in Pune.

The findings are startling and shows it’s not less than epidemic like situation with more than 35 per cent young women affected with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, more than 20 per cent affected with fibroids, more than 20 per cent suffer from endometriosis, 10 per cent with infertility and many suffer from TB. The only way to reduce this is by creating more awareness and disseminating more information which will lead to early detection and proper treatment.

While speaking about the conference, Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar, Organising Chairperson for the FOGSI CNN conference said that about 1,000 delegates along with 350 experts are deliberating on controversies, new updates and evidences in this field. Nearly 80 doctors will present their work in the free paper session.