#WorldPopulationDay: ‘Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes’

Union health minister D Harsh Vardhan appeals to NGOs for dedicating one month every year towards the cause of population stabilisation

#WorldPopulationDay: ‘Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes’“Let us work towards not losing any pregnant woman and child to preventable causes,” stated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the inauguration of National Workshop on International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at 25 years – Leveraging Partnerships’ on the occasion of World Population Day 2019 that […]

Elections 2019: Doctor start social movement #VoteForHealth

With an aim to make people aware of their health rights and issue pertaining to health. My Medical Mantra has started a campaign called #VoteForHealth. Under this campaign, we will bring to you the perspective of eminent doctors about healthcare and policies which the government should take into account

Elections 2019: Doctor start social movement #VoteForHealthAs the election comes closer, political parties offer a lot of sops and promise to the citizens. This year the manifesto of the political parties also has a lot of focus on the health issues. On the eve of Election Day, in order to spread awareness among the people about health issues and policies. A […]

Pune: Know why trend of confused pregnancies are on the rise in metros

The gynecologists are witnessing a trend where many pregnant women continue their pregnancy with confusion on whether they want to be a mother or not

Pune: Know why trend of confused pregnancies are on the rise in metrosWe have always been thinking of pregnancies either to be planned or not. The gynecologists are witnessing a trend, where many women continue their pregnancy with confusion on whether they want to be a mother or not. Many doctors from Pune have said that while counselling about pregnancy, they have found many women, who want […]

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 […]

J P Nadda inaugurates workshop on population stabilisation to mark World Population Day

The Union Minister stated that it is a matter of pride for the country that we have been able to achieve steady decline in the Total Fertility Rate (TFR). From a TFR of 2.9 in 2015 to a TFR rate close to 2.2 in 2018, means India is progressing at a good rate of decline

J P Nadda inaugurates workshop on population stabilisation to mark World Population Day“We are addressing the issue of population stabilisation in the country within the lifecycle framework. As part of this strategy, right from the time of conception till the child grows, various programs of the Ministry cater to the needs of immunisation of the pregnant mother and the child, carrying on till the adolescent stage and […]

World Population Day theme: ‘Family planning is a human right’

Population Control fortnight programmes have been organised across the country, along with the world, India will be marking World Population Day on July 11. This year’s theme, given by United Nations (UN), is, ‘family planning is a human right’

World Population Day theme: ‘Family planning is a human right’World population has reached around 7.6 billion in 2018, and there are 18% of this consists of Indians. While the increasing world population has also brought many socio-economic issues, it has also contributed to several health-related complex problems. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning […]

Mumbai: 24 women died due to birth control surgery in the past 5 years

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed the Maharashtra assembly in a written reply on Monday, July 09. He stated that the state government has taken various measures to curb the deaths which are happening due to the family planning operation

Mumbai: 24 women died due to birth control surgery in the past 5 yearsIn the past 5 years, 24 women have died due to surgeries performed for sterilisation. Since 2010, a district Quality Assurance Committee has been set up to investigate the deaths occurring due to the family planning operation. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had informed Maharashtra assembly in a written reply. While answering the question raised by […]

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’

Today, a symposium focused on accelerating access to family planning services in Maharashtra and Karnataka, was organised in Mumbai. It commenced with providing an overview of the family planning landscape in India, highlighting successes, challenges in the supply chain management and provision of quality family planning services

‘Only 7.5% men use family planning methods’Family planning is not only a key strategy to mitigate threats to the reproductive health of women but also a basic right that  should be available to them. Dr Pradeep Kumar Vyas, Principal Secretary, Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra underlined, “Providing women and girls with access to contraceptives is transformational. While, 54.7% women in […]

Know what’s stopping Mumbai men from getting sterilised

In the 2016 to 20117 year, 729 men have undergone vasectomy. From April to December 2017, only 578 men in Mumbai have undergone vasectomy

Know what’s stopping Mumbai men from getting sterilisedAccording to the municipal administration, the number of men who opt for sterilisation has declined in the last seven to eight years. According to the figures released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in the year 2011 to 2012, a total of 1,619 males and 21,062 women have undergone vasectomy. In the 2016 to 20117 […]

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 […]