#HealthyMaharashtra: ‘Laproscopic surgery should be made available in rural areas’

Women, today, are career-oriented and put in the same hours as the men. During the process, they are subjected to severe stress from the work and home fronts. Sustaining this pressure for a long time takes a massive toll on their bodies, and they end up paying a heavy price. Earlier, in case of complications, […]

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World Contraception Day: Understanding possible side effects of the pill

In 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 […]

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4,605 uterus removal surgeries carried out in Beed district over the last 3 years

Raising the issue in the state Legislative Council, Shiv Sena MLA Neelam Gorhe and Dr Manisha Kayande,  Shiv Sena Spokesperson and MLA said some women engaged in sugarcane cutting work in Beed got their wombs removed to avoid hindrance in work and fines due to menstruation. Responding to her, Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde said […]

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Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggests

World Schizophrenia Day: Schizophrenia begins in the womb, study suggests

By transforming skin cells from patients with schizophrenia into neuronal progenitor cells – cells that form neurons in early development – researchers identified an abnormal gene pathway called nuclear FGFR1 (nFGFR1) that impairs early brain development. Senior study author Michal K. Stachowiak, Ph.D., of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University […]

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Maternal age has no effect on IVF success, conclude researchers

There have been several studies that suggest that age causes a decline in the reproductive potential for women. This has mainly been attributed to the decrease in the yield of oocytes (eggs) and an increase in aneuploidy (embryos that have less or more than the requisite number of chromosomes). According to research, the rates of […]

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Asia’s first woman to give birth via uterus transplant, heads home

Meenakshi Walan, resident of Vadodara, underwent a womb transplant in May 2017. Her had mother donated her own uterus. Meenakshi’s uterus had become non-functional following miscarriages and a still birth. She gave birth to a premature baby girl at Galaxy Care Hospital on October 16. The child named Radha is now two-and-a-half months old. The […]

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Pune: Doctors remove 5 kg fibroid from woman’s ligament, save her life

According to experts the fibroid was huge and the surgery was risky. The mass was 25 cm by 20 cm in size. The broad ligament is a peritoneal fold that attaches the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries to the pelvis. The mass was in very close proximity to abdominal aorta, both veins and arteries supplying […]

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Womb transplant: Motherhood was once ‘her’ dream, but now it’s a reality

“I am extremely happy. Something that was impossible two years ago, is a reality today. I wanted a child from such long time and today I have one. My joy knows no bounds. I cannot express my happiness. I am experiencing this kind of happiness for the first time,” said Meenakshi Walan, Vadodara woman who […]

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