7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periods

About 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. But these natural tips can help get a good night’s sleep

7 mantras for peaceful sleep during periodsAccording to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, about 70% of menstruating women say their sleep is disrupted during their periods by symptoms like breast tenderness, bloating, cramps, and headaches. At the start of your menstrual phase (when your period begins), there’s a decline in estrogen (and a slowing of your metabolism), and you […]

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s health

The most severe painful periods in women occur due to a condition called endometriosis. Though it is a benign condition, it can behave like a cancer. It spreads its tentacles from the ovaries to the pelvis and can go further to invade the bowel, the bladder, the uterus, scars in the abdomen wall and sometimes travels even beyond the pelvis and the abdomen into the chest

Understanding endometriosis and its impact on women’s healthWhat is endometriosis? It is simply the invasion of the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) into spaces where endometrium is normally not found. It responds to the hormones in the body in a similar way as the endometrium responds. Every month, the endometrium within the uterus grows thicker in response to the rising hormones […]

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’

In order to promote menstrual hygiene and make sanitary napkins accessible for women, Ujjwala Devre, a sarpanch of a village named Karanjad in Nashik, inaugurated a sanitary napkin vending machine. Owing to which, adolescent’s girls and women will now be able to get sanitary pads at an affordable price

Meet a sarpanch from Nashik, who is known as ‘Padwoman’62% young women in the country in the age group 15 to 24 years use cloth for menstrual protection. 48% of those surveyed in rural India used sanitary napkins during their menstrual cycle 78% of women use sanitary pads in urban parts of the country 42% women use sanitary napkins. 16% use locally prepared napkins. […]

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual cramps

About three out of four women experience menstrual pains, and every one out of 10 women experiences severe cramps

Effective home remedies to overcome menstrual crampsAs women, we all know it, dread it, and are sometimes even thankful that we get it — I’m talking about our monthly period. We all know the constant throbbing and cramping pains that come with it. According to the Mayo Clinic, your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your period. Hormone-like substances, […]

Pune: Doctors create cervix for 17-year-old girl to help her menstruate

Doctors in Pune have helped a girl start menstruating for the first time by creating a cervix using laparoscopy. The patient suffered from a unique condition, wherein she was born without a cervix

Pune: Doctors create cervix for 17-year-old girl to help her menstruateIn a rare case, a 17-year-old girl from Pune has experienced her menstrual cycle for the first time in her life, with the help of surgery A 17-year-old Pooja Shinde (name changed) was suffering from severe abdominal pain since last three years. A detailed examination done at Sassoon Hospital revealed that Shinde suffered from an […]

Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke risk

Women undergoing natural menopause before the age of 47 were found to have a greater risk of problems than those experiencing it later, being at a 33% higher risk of cardiovascular disease, with an increased risk of both coronary heart disease and stroke

Early menopause linked with heart disease and stroke riskWomen who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research suggests. A study led by the University of Oxford also found a strong link women’s reproductive health and her risk of cardiovascular problems. Women who began their periods early, or who had pregnancy complications such as stillbirth, or who […]

School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary pads

Sanitary napkin which is the necessity of every woman is currently in the 12% GST slab. Women’s organisations across the country have protested against the decision of the government. Now, four schoolgoing girls from the rural areas will participate in the Mumbai Marathon by demanding to make the sanitary pads available at an affordable price. Thus, stressing on maintaining the menstrual hygiene as well

School girls to participate in Mumbai Marathon, demand tax-free sanitary padsOn the issue of tax-free sanitary napkins, Supriya Sule, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP is ready to take on the Modi government. She tweeted, “Women’s health, cleanliness and the facilities should not be the government’s medium of generating revenue. Tax-free sanitary pad is every woman’s right. We will put forward these demands amongst the people.”#NoGSTForSanitaryPads […]

How to relieve period bloating

Period bloating can be uncomfortable and may negatively affect self-confidence. Women may feel like they have gained weight or that their stomach is swollen and sticking out. Fortunately, there are changes women can make that may reduce these symptoms. This article offers tips that may help improve period bloating. It also explores what might be causing bloating during a period and when it is a good idea to see a doctor

How to relieve period bloatingMany women experience bloating before and at the start of their period. Can certain lifestyle changes offer some relief? Period bloating is when a woman feels her abdomen is heavy and swollen just before and at the start of her period. Bloating is also one of several premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms that can occur 1-2 […]

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene

Medical students from KJ Somaiya Hospital, KEM hospital as well as LTMG Medical College in Sion conducted an event named ‘Periodoubt’ on November 20 to teach students from a local municipal school about menstrual hygiene

Medical students bust myths related to menstrual hygiene“I was astonished at the sheer ignorance among girls regarding menstrual hygiene. Most of them had not even spoken to their mothers about their periods. It is very important to solve any queries related to menstrual hygiene as it is very imperative in a woman’s life,” said Sejal Grover, a second-year MBBS student from Sion […]

Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schools

School girls avoid going to school during their periods. In order to reduce the absentees and remove the misconceptions related to menstrual cycle, schools will be creating the awareness regarding the same. The program will be implemented in all higher primary schools and the other schools in the state

Menstruation: Maha to conduct awareness campaign in schoolsThe School Education and Sports Department has now taken an important decision to implement the menstruation management program in the schools and will be implemented under the ‘Clean India, Clean School’ campaign. According to a survey conducted by the UNICEF a few days ago, in Maharashtra, only 13 percent of girls in the age group […]