The Department of Psychology in association with QK Doc (Malayala Manorama) brought to the students an awareness program on women’s health issues – “Know Your Body – Speak to an Expert” on 11th Dec 2020 from 12.00 p.m to 2.00 p.m on Webex. The objective of the program was to raise awareness among the students and gave awareness on women’s health regarding various gynecological problems and to provide insights into managing their body better.
Women are not much aware of their health issues this can become worse for their body. Importance of maintaining a good body is the key component of a good mental health. The idea of the program was to give awareness about the body and the importance of visiting a Gynecologist for the treatments. Most of the women are shame and having a stereotypic view on visiting a Gynecologist. In the current world each and every women must be aware about their body issues and health.
Awareness program on Women’s Health- report
Dr. Anne Joy, Chief Gynecologist & Laparoscopic Surgeon of Dr. Joy’s Hospital For Women and Children, Ernakulam, was the resource person for the session. Dr. Anne Joy spoke about the common gynecological issues faced by young women. Including PCOD, irregular menstruation, thyroid problems. She gave insights on different gynecological diseases such as bacterial and fungal infections, cancer of ovaries, breast, cervix, and so on.
Dr. Anne Joy described about each and every health issues very clearly to the students. The session was very helpful to the students to know about the importance of women’s health and body issues. The students were aware of the value of treatment and the importance of visiting a Gynecologist. The students then interacted with Dr. Anne for one hour asking questions and clarifying doubts about their health issues. The program was attended by UG I and II and PG I Psychology students along with four faculty members of the department