A recent study by online doctor consultation service Practo shows that right after the outbreak of COVID-19, online queries for gynecological issues have increased by more than 250 per cent on the telemedicine platform. In fact, Practo spokespersons say that one in every three consultations requested by women pertains to gynecological problems. According to the portal’s findings, most of the queries are being raised by women in the 21-30 age group. What’s more, gynecology has become “the most consulted specialty among women”, with 50 per cent of the consultation requests coming from Tier 1 and 50 per cent from Tier 2+ cities over the past few weeks, following the lockdown announcement.
If we look at the most common queries, menstruation problems like irregular periods, pregnancy complications, birth control techniques, and miscarriage top the list.
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