Counselling Code: 2734
Oct 06, 2018

Wellness encompasses a healthy body, a sound mind, and a tranquil spirit. Enjoy the journey as you strive for wellness.” ~Laureate Gagnon Beaulieu

90 minute well-being Awareness Seminar on “How to Lead a Healthy Life” was organized by Women’s Grievances Redressal Cell, Women’s Empowerment and Welfare Cell and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell in association with Department of Information Technology on 03.10.2018. Chief Guest of this programme was Dr.Rasheeda, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecology, Rao Hospitals, Coimbatore. The session commenced by 3.00pm on 3rd October 2018. Miss.D.Devadharshini of IV IT delivered the welcome address. This 1.5 hour seminar focused on the most frequently asked questions girls have about the female reproductive system and menstrual cycle. Negative stigmas and fears surrounding menstrual health are addressed as students were encouraged to be in tune with and listen to the signs/symptoms of their body. The menstrual cycle was broken down into 4 phases and students learnt about how they may feel different physically, mentally, emotionally and behaviorally in each stage. Students learnt about the role of hormones in the menstrual cycle and the effect of hormonal imbalances. The presentation explored irregularities that are common among adolescents, such as heavy periods, PMS, missing periods, acne and period pain. Students got the opportunity to hear stories from real women’s experiences with reproductive health conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis and infertility. Students learnt help seeking behaviors and are equipped with diet/lifestyle strategies to navigate present and future health challenges, including the science of stress management for more balanced hormones.

Topics covered at this session,

  • Female reproductive system
  • Menstruation management (feminine hygiene products)
  • Puberty
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy and postpartum care
  • Overcoming social and cultural barriers

At end of the session Students were entertained to ask questions to Dr.Rasheeda and their questions were answered by the doctor

Total Number of Beneficiaries: 110