What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Is your period pain worrying you? Here’s a quick guide to ease it

Period pain is common and a normal part of the menstrual cycle. Most women experience it at some point in their lives. Menstrual cramps known as dysmenorrhea or period pains ranges from dull and annoying to severe and extreme. Women in every age group, suffer it, just the causes vary, say doctors

Is your period pain worrying you? Here’s a quick guide to ease itDysmenorrhea can be literally translated as difficult monthly flow. Although it’s normal for most women to have mild abdominal cramps on the first day or two of their period, almost everyone suffers it. Medication can be taken, if the pain is severe said doctors. Dr Niranjan Chavan, Professor, Gynaecology Department at LTMG (Sion) Hospital said, “Painful […]

First day of your period? Take a day off

The first day of period is uncomfortable for women. Working with menstrual congestion or pain is the most annoying thing for a woman. Considering this two leading corporates have taken an initiative to give the first day of periods for women as a paid leave

First day of your period? Take a day offThe month of July will be a special for the female employees of Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd, a media start-up  based in Mumbai. As it has taken up an initiative to grant paid-leave to women on the first day of their periods. “First day of period is uncomfortable for women. It is a reality […]

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominence

Efforts by the media, sex education in schools and increasing exposure is leading to prominence in menstrual hygiene among women

Menstrual hygiene in India is gaining prominenceIn an on-going campaign titled, ‘For Every Child’ by UNICEF, the organisation has picked up specific causes and is promoting them. Let’s take the case of the 21-year-old Reema Kumari, the face of menstrual hygiene for the on-going campaign. She is an aspiring singer and instructor on menstrual education. Given that,Kumari has done  a lot […]

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterus

Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case for the first time. The patient is suffering from uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent.  Doctors say that the patient has developed blood clots in her uterine cavity as she did not get menses and added that it, if not operated, it could be fatal for the patient

Pune doctors treat woman with a rare case of having two uterusManasi (name changed), a teenager born with two unconnected uterus and without a cervix and vagina. She is born with a birth defect called – uterus didelphys with agenesis of cervix and vagina, which has an occurrence rate of around 0.1 per cent. Doctors at Sassoon hospital, Pune, claim they have received such a case […]

India’s first dedicated uterus transplant OPD starts at Pune hospital

Galaxy Care Multispecialty Hospital (GCMH) at Pune became the first hospital in India to start an exclusive ‘uterus transplant OPD’ in the hospital. This exclusive OPD will cater to those willing women who want to undergo uterus transplant by examining the feasibility of the procedure for these patients and pre-operation counselling. The OPD will examine the applicants on case to case basis and will inform about the procedure

India’s first dedicated uterus transplant OPD starts at Pune hospitalGalaxy Care Multispecialty Hospital (GCMH), Pune, became the first hospital in India to start an exclusive ‘uterus transplant OPD’ in the hospital. After carrying out India’s first uterus transplant surgery, it has received applications from around 200 women to undergo uterus transplant surgery. This exclusive OPD will cater to those willing women who want to […]

Having periods is the first important step post-surgery: India’s first uterus recipient

Doctors, who have confirmed that the 21-year-old from Solapur has started menstruating, say this is an indication that the transplanted organ is functioning normally

Having periods is the first important step post-surgery: India’s first uterus recipientThe first woman to have undergone uterine transplant in India has begun menstruating. Sharing her emotional journey, the 21-year-old from Solapur said she is happy and the reason she went ahead with the surgery is that she ‘wanted to experience what it is like to be a woman’. She was born without a uterus and […]

Uterus recipient has started menstruating, doctors elated on reaching ‘milestone’

Uterus recipient has started menstruating, doctors elated on reaching ‘milestone’A woman from Vadodara, who is the second person in India to undergo uterine transplant, has started menstruating. The doctors, who performed the surgery, are viewing this as the first successful milestone, which indicates that the transplanted organ is functioning normally. Director of Pune’s Galaxy Care Hospital Dr Shailesh Puntambekar, who led the team of […]

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngsters

The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how and when they were introduced to the topic of menstruation

‘Discussion on menstrual bleeding is need of the hour’ say Pune youngstersLike minded group of youngsters had recently come together in Pune to speak about menstrual bleeding; a topic on which discussions are not generally carried out and speaking on about it has a social taboo attached with it. The talk was titled ‘Masika Charcha’ or ‘Period talk’ and youngsters discussed their own experience of how […]

Age old custom of ‘menstrual hut’ poses risk for menstrual hygiene 

In the interiors of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra women follow age old custom of menstrual huts, where women leaves her house for few days. The circumstantial factors while living in a menstrual hut (kurma) contributes to health hazards like reproductive tract infections. Most of the menstrual huts (Kurma) are not in habitable condition. There is no supply of water and electricity in the huts

Age old custom of ‘menstrual hut’ poses risk for menstrual hygiene International menstrual hygiene day will be celebrated on Sunday, May 28, but many of us are not aware about a custom which is being practised in rural areas of Maharashtra, where women leave their houses and stay in a menstrual hut. This custom has been practised since ancient times. But, the important question remains unanswered. […]
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