Pune: More than 35 per cent young women are affected by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), more than 20 per cent by fibroids, more than 20 per cent suffer from Endometriosis and 10 per cent suffer infertility, said Dr Rishma Pai, President, Federation Of Obstetric and Gynecological Society (FOGSI).
She was speaking on the sidelines of the three-day FOGSI CNN Conference organised by Pune Obstetrics and Gynecological Society (POGS) under the aegis of FOGSI, in Pune recently.
“With the theme ‘She Matters’, women’s health is the core focus of our initiatives. The whole thing is woven around care, educate and transfer.
We are conducting regular surveys regarding health issues of women and have concluded two including polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids and have collected a lot of data with the help 34,000 strong membership of FOGSI. This can cause complications later. The only way to reduce this is by creating more awareness and disseminating more information which will lead to early detection and proper treatment,” said Pai. Dr Rishma Pai on behalf of FOGSI officially launched ‘Nari Swasthya Pahel’, ‘Women’s Health Initiative’ in April.
“As a part of the programme, 50 large camps were organised last month in association with local chapters wherein basic health check up including sugar, haemoglobin, BMI, gynaecology were carried out. About 10,000 women participated in these camps. In the first half of June we have entered Limca Book of Records for anaemia check-up across 33 centres,” said Pai. She added that issues relating to social stigma are reducing considerably with people and patients openly talking about IVF, surrogacy, egg freezing etc.
To increase awareness and improve women’s health, FOGSI has undertaken a number of activities, said Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar, Organising Chairperson of FOGSI CNN and VP, FOGSI.