Gyan Jyoti

Women’s health is affected by physical & socio-economic factors which could lead to severe health complications. Proper nutrition, hormonal imbalance, lifestyle changes & menopausal transition are often neglected by women in today’s hectic lifestyle. Thus, emphasis on women’s health is the need of the hour.

The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is creating awareness-Gyan Jyoti to promote health. FOGSI is a professional organization representing practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology in India. With 262 member societies and over 38,000 individual members spread over the length and breadth of the country, FOGSI is probably one of the largest membership-based organizations of specialized professionals.

The President of FOGSI, Dr. Hrishikesh Pai has initiated the BADLAV clinic that will be inaugurated on 18th December. This clinic will offer free treatment to all women on the 18th of every month at a PAN India level. The Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology with more than 38,000 members will be joining hands through this noble initiative. Moreover, with a motto of enhancing the well-being of Women & society, Gyan Jyoti aims to bring a change-Badlaav by sharing knowledge for healthy living, it will educate her about topics that are new and will encourage her to participate in bringing change.

The Public Awareness Committee of FOGSI under the Chairpersonship of Dr. Priyankur Roy is organizing ’Gyan Jyoti’- a Public Awareness initiative that will be held in Hotel Sheraton Saket, New Delhi on Sunday 18th December 2022 in association with Madhukar Rainbow Hospital, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi. Dr. Anita Sabharwal, Dr. Jayshree Sundar, Dr. Vidhu Modgil, Dr. Kalyan Barmade, Dr. Monica Umbardand, and others have put in valiant efforts towards making this initiative of ‘Sukhi Naari, Swasth Naari’ a grand success. 

The associated partners will be the recognized obstetrics and gynecological societies like NARCHI, AOGD, ISCCP.

In this program we are going to highlight various important aspects of women’s health like the prevention of cervical cancer, the impact of non-communicable diseases, safe abortion practices, contraceptive uses, and the most important topic menstrual hygiene & Preserve the Uterus. “Uterus is a vital organ in a woman’s body for its capability for bringing a new life to the world but also its presence keeps the hormones required to keep the women healthy even 10 years post menopause. Those hormones are required for keeping cardiovascular health, bone health, as well as psychosomatic health in place.

Now there are various diseases like dysfunctional uterine bleeding, hormonal causes for bleeding, structural diseases like polyp which has alternative approaches like conservative management, medical management. endometrial ablation, Mirena insertion, hormonal and non-hormonal pills and lifestyle modification.

Hysterectomy causes deprivation of a women to feel reproductively complete mentally as well as physically as after hysterectomy even if we preserve the ovaries still the blood supply to ovaries becomes compromised for which various side effects like reduced bone mineral density, cardiovascular side effects, early menopausal symptoms comes into play. So always if hysterectomy is performed for reasons other than cancer ovary preservation of ovaries to keep up the hormone levels is necessary also if hysterectomy is performed proper follow becomes necessary. Conserving uterus and not doing a hysterectomy is the need of the hour to regain women’s mental and physical health”says Dr. Jayasree Sundar, Director OBGY, Madhukar Rainbow Children’s Hospital. We are also going to discuss various aspects of organ and blood donation with included social activities like Tree plantation, Walkathon & Zumbathon will also be a part of this campaign.

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