Choosing long-term birth control might be a wise health decision for new mothers

Increased use of LARC [long-acting reversible contraception] reduces unintended pregnancies, increases the spacing between pregnancies, and therefore reduces adverse birth outcomes for mom and baby

Choosing long-term birth control might be a wise health decision for new mothersAfter giving birth in a hospital, some women are taking immediate action before they go home in order to prevent another pregnancy. According to a study by the University of Michigan, published in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the rate of IUDs or implants given to women right after childbirth increased from 1.86 per 10,000 deliveries in […]

World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pill

Contraception is an important and essential public healthcare requirement. Control over one’s fertility is a crucial part of a woman’s independence

World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pillIn recent years, the dialogue around fertility control, contraception and the ‘pro-choice’ movement has significantly increased awareness about the need for a woman to be in charge of her sexual and reproductive health. However, due to irresponsible marketing and industry driven propaganda, emergency contraception has come to the forefront of the public eye. What is […]

Pune: Why are fertility apps gaining popularity among women?

While conventional methods of contraception do not come without side-effects, many women these days are using technology as a form of contraception. The fertility app helps in pinpointing when you ovulate and marks the period when you are most fertile

Pune: Why are fertility apps gaining popularity among women?“I need to mention my body temperature, appearance of cervical fluid and my period cycle on the app every day. I have been doing this since more than a year now, and now I can exactly figure out my ovulation period,” said a Pune based, 33-year-old, Pooja Gugle, who has inspired many other women in […]

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?

Breastfeeding does acts as a method of birth control. This is due to the LAM idea meaning Lactational Amenorrhea Method (LAM). While ‘lactational’ refers to breastfeeding, ‘amenorrhea’ means not being able to menstruate. This means that when you feed your baby breast milk, you do not ovulate, and when you do not ovulate, you don’t have chances to get pregnant

Can breastfeeding provide 100% contraception?There is no doubt that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for a newborn. Infection rates are lower as mother’s milk is rich in antibodies. Importantly, breastfeeding enhances the bond between mother and the child. We are also aware that breastfeeding is equally beneficial to the mother as it decreases the chances of post-partum […]

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’

Studies say that those mothers who successfully breastfeed in the first 24 hours are less prone to depression that may occur due to hormone changes and other factors like poor sleep, tiredness and pain caused due to stitches. Breastfeeding also helps the uterus to contract thereby aiding in its return to its natural position in the pelvis

‘Breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and child’It is a well-known fact that breastfeeding is essential for a newborn baby and that the mother’s milk is the best source of nutrition, aiding in sturdy growth and development of the child. It is not for nothing that we say that ‘Breast milk is the Best milk’. However, what many of us do not […]

Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies

When it comes to birth control, women usually stick to the pill or the partner uses a condom during coitus; there are however alternatives to prevent pregnancies. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnancies

Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means to prevent pregnanciesContraception, is a well-known form of birth control, it is a measure taken in order to prevent unwanted pregnancies, temporarily or permanently.The ideal and most used contraceptives are widely acceptable, inexpensive, simple to use, safe, highly effective and require minimal maintenance or supervision. Birth control is not purely a woman’s responsibility; men too have means […]

Family planning cannot be imposed in India, say doctors

According to WHO, 214 million women worldwide lack access to family planning, while doctor’s in India inform that women have access to family planning

Family planning cannot be imposed in India, say doctorsFamily planning is the planning of every individual and couples in their life to decide and attain their desired number to have children and the spacing and timing of their births. And doctors say that family planning is couples decision and cannot be imposed on anyone. “There is a family welfare department of MCGM (Municipal Corporation […]

Maharashtra govt to make injectable contraceptives available in public hospitals

Currently, there are seven contraceptive methods available under the National Family Welfare Programme and out of which six are for women. The National Health Mission’s thrust areas under the family planning programme are to increase male participation in the process. Given the fact that the percentage of female sterilization is way higher than men, Health Mission also aims at promoting Non-scalpel vasectomy

Maharashtra govt to make injectable contraceptives available in public hospitalsPrior to the World Population Day that is observed on July 11 every year the Maharashtra government will make injectable contraceptives for women available at public hospitals for free. This contraceptive method for women is included in the Union Government’s National Family Welfare Programme. The inaugration ceremony for the state will be on July 10. […]

Palghar doc uses contraception to fight child malnutrition, bags government award

Instances of malnutrition and the resultant deaths from it are not new in predominantly tribal district of Palghar. The state government has decided to felicitate a medical officer from Jawhar Taluka of Paghar district who in is fighting this menace in his own way

Palghar doc uses contraception to fight child malnutrition, bags government awardDr Bharatkumar Mahale, Gynecologist and Medical Officer at Jawhar Sub District Hospital in Palghar, is trying to tackle malnutrition by enabling woman to ensure proper spacing between two pregnancies. He has done the highest number of Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Device (PPIUCD) procedures, one of the family planning tools which save women for the next 10 […]

Maharashtra soon to launch first non-hormonal contraceptive pill

A new contraceptive is set to be launched by public hospitals in Maharashtra. Centchroman is the first non-hormonal contraceptive pill, for the underprivileged people of the state. Currently, the government offers five birth-control options free of cost in the family planning programme, including female sterilisation, male sterilisation, intrauterine device, condoms and pills

Maharashtra soon to launch first non-hormonal contraceptive pill  Public hospitals in Maharashtra are set to launch a new contraceptive pill. Centchroman will be the first non-hormonal contraceptive pill, for the underprivileged people in the state. Apart from increasing the options available under the Family Planning programme, this pill will be a safe option for breastfeeding women who cannot use hormonal contraceptive pills. […]