Mental health disorders
Menstrual health issues
Girls are reaching
menarche at an earlier age
Sexual and sexuality
Reduced physical activity
Use of media
Use of internet
Young Women’s Clinic
Adolescent health clinic wherein various problems occurring at this age can be addressed comprehensively
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Bangalore is a melting pot of so many cultures. We have a large population dividend of adolescents to the tune of about 40%. Adolescents are those between the ages of 9 and 19 years. Although early adolescents up to the age of 14 still come under the paediatric age, the middle, late adolescents and young women are neither children nor adults. We, as a society are responsible for the health of our young. This phase is the last window of opportunity to make amends to optimise their future health.
Lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancers, hormonal disturbances etc are on the rise. Infertility too is affecting many. Mental health disorders are also increasing. Most of these problems take root or strengthen their hold in these years. The right health interventions made at this stage can help avert them completely or at least limit their severity.
Menstrual health issues also stem in these years. Girls are reaching menarche at an earlier age too. Menstrual cycles are sensitive to the bodily changes, physical, emotional and mental stress. Hence, there is a scope of improving their reproductive health by taking the right measures at this stage. Sexual health is also a very important matter. The right knowledge and guidance will help them make the right choices.
Social factors such as reduced physical activity, increased use of internet and VDUs, social media addiction, substance abuse etc are also important health issues.
In order to cater to these age groups, it is important to facilitate an adolescent health clinic wherein various problems occurring at this age can be addressed comprehensively.
Dr. Aruna Muralidhar has varied experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology from both India and the United Kingdom. She has worked in several tertiary university hospitals including the state-of-the-art Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and gained experience in various sub-specialties. Her special interest lies in managing high-risk pregnancies, medical disorders in pregnancy, and adolescent health.