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Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s not

For a woman, her menstrual cycle is crucial, as it influences and plays a significant role in her overall health. It is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is due to monthly hormonal changes in the body that occurs from menace to menopause, each month, one ovary release […]

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Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

Sleep quality varies throughout menstrual cycle in young women

“Sleep is more disrupted in the several days directly prior to menses in young healthy women,” said Anne E. Kim, a medical student at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. “Increased sleep disruption was found in the late luteal phase, which corresponds with the days directly […]

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Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Sexually active women more prone to cervical cancer

Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer. The primary risk factor is the human papillomavirus. Commonly misunderstood as cancer of the cervical spine, this cancer develops in women at the entrance to the womb from the vagina, the cervix. Although the condition was earlier common in women above the age of 30, now, […]

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90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding

90% of women with endometrial cancer experience irregular bleeding

With changing lifestyle and other environmental factors, hormonal imbalances are not unheard of. In women especially, who are more prone to hormonal variations throughout the monthly menstrual cycle, it is important to pay attention to the subtle changes in the body, which may sometimes denote an underlying disease condition. This is true especially for certain […]

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Why do woman have irregular periods post childbirth? Here’s what you need to know

Understanding an important factor and after-effect of childbirth – ‘irregular periods’, is something every woman should be aware of. Irregular periods after delivery, are a normal phenomenon that is expected after childbirth. The causes are multiple, some interlinked, but all of them play their part in irregular periods. The commonest causes are: Breastfeeding This is […]

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Two women, one mission – raising awareness on menstrual hygiene

Bharti Lavekar is a well-known name in social circles and organisations which work toward improving the lives and health of women. MLA Bharti Lavekar’s ‘Tee Foundation’ had adopted 52 BMC schools in Mumbai with an aim to promote menstrual hygiene and sanitation. And apart from distributing sanitary pads, a disposal pouch was also given to […]

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#Right2Rest: MP’s discussed Menstruation Benefit Bill

#Right2Rest: MP’s discuss Menstruation Benefit Bill

Today, the Congress MP called on a roundtable discussion of Members of Parliament (MPs) across all party lines to talk about the bill. NCP MP Supriya Sule, BJP MP Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Trinamool Congress MP Saugata Roy and Congress MP Sushmita Dev were present at the meeting. Menstruation Benefits bill is aimed at providing 2 days menstrual […]

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