City hospital holds awareness camp on menstrual hygiene

ST CORRESPONDENT
Sunday, 17 February 2019

The higher incidence of cervix cancer is attributed to causes such as multiple sex partners, early age of sexual contact and viral infection.

PUNE: More than 60 women attended an awareness camp on Menstrual issues and Cervical Cancer organised by a city-based hospital.

Dr Suvarna Zirpe, Gynecologist and Fertility specialist, Motherhood Hospital, where the camp happened, had an open interaction session on menstrual hygiene issues and importance of early diagnosis of cervical cancer.

Dr Suvarna Zirpe, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist from the hospital, said, “Menstrual hygiene is vital to keep girls and women healthy worldwide. It is important to understand that menstruation hygiene enables women and girls to reach life’s fullest potential,” said Zirpe.

She added that one of the best ways to fight cancer is through early detection. 

“Due to lifestyle modifications, obesity and stress, there are more cases of cancer. Through this awareness programme, we are educating women about early detection and awareness. Now, more than ever, women should be especially concerned about the early detection of cervical cancer, as it is the most common among women all over the world. Thus, a regular screening will greatly increase how successful your treatment may be,” said Zirpe.

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer globally. Although the condition was earlier common in women above 30 years of age, nowadays, a sharp rise in the incidence of the condition is being seen in women in the second decade of their life. 

The higher incidence of cervix cancer is attributed to multiple sex partners, early age of sexual contact and viral infection. Other factors include unhygienic sexual practices, ignorance about the proper cleaning of the female genitals, paucity of proper toilets, inadequate bathing facilities.

The Motherhood Hospital had also organised a pap smear test and consultation at very nominal rates for all participants.

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