The International Gynecological Awareness Day Aims:
- To bring professionals and health consumers together for the betterment of Gynaecological / Sexual Health Awareness;
- To continue to share knowledge and experiences with the community in an effort to remove cultural and sexual taboos and build confidence within oneself;
- To raise awareness of gynaecological and sexual health;
- To provide information on specific gynaecological issues in an open and friendly forum.
Women’s health issues deserve as much attention as men’s since health care matters impact women differently than men. Plus, Women do represent fifty-one percent of the population.
In today’s times, the health care needs for women are gaining attention, and services have been set up dedicated to the growing medical needs of today’s women to provide the best care possible. It has become imperative in the lifestyle of women that healthcare services take a step forward in providing services and facilities for women through a holistic and seamless integrated approach. The services range from diagnosis to treatment, and even emotional and psychological support.
Women’s health care services have been specially incorporated into the healthcare system to provide a continuum of care for all women’s health issues from adolescence, and motherhood to menopausal age groups and the elder. The services come under the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology which deals with the care of women from puberty to menopause; it covers all conditions of the reproductive system from the birth of girl child onwards to problems of puberty, conception and delivery, contraception, and family planning services and other women related disorders.
Consult your physician if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding between the menstrual cycle
- Frequent and urgent need to urinate, or a burning sensation during urination
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding, particularly during or after intercourse
- Pain or pressure in your pelvis that differs from menstrual cramps
- Itching, burning, swelling, redness, or soreness in the vaginal area
- Sores or lumps in the genital area
- Vaginal discharge with an unpleasant or unusual odour, or of an unusual colour
- Pain or discomfort during intercourse
- Menstrual irregularities
Recognizing symptoms early and seeing a physician right away increases the likelihood of successful treatment.