As a fundamental biological rule, women carry two X chromosomes, while men have one X and one Y. From the moment of development in her mother’s womb, a woman’s biological fate is determined by the genetic factors. However, racial, familial, educational, cultural, psychological, social and economic differences which distinguish the female from others start right after the birth to affect a woman’s life and continue to do so throughout the course of her life.
Each of the adolescence, fertile period, pregnancy, pre-menopausal and post-menopausal phases of a woman’s life have their own various specific problems, which all need to be addressed.
We all have probably experienced the family, friendship, social, and most importantly self-conflicts and disagreeability during a girl’s adolescence. However, having reached to adult ages, we struggle to understand the problems during our daughter’s adolescence and find it hard to resolve them. Irregular and/or unexpected menses, weight gain, increase in body hair, and even sexual problems experienced by our daughters keep us sufficiently busy.
Women’s Health and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a normal and physiological phase. However, while pregnancy can be a source of happiness due to the arrival of the bundle of joy of the family, it can also be a source of despair. Miscarriage, premature birth, congenital abnormalities, developmental malformations, mother’s diseases such as high
blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, and sudden infant death can be listed as some of the problems that can cause suffering.
It is the doctor who tracks the pregnancy who should recognize the problems that can arise in a normal course of pregnancy as soon as possible and guide you to treatment.
Infertility, which means the inability to conceive, is a significant social, psychological, and economic problem that affects approximately 1 million couples in our country. Rapid advancement of medical technology in the last ten years provided an opportunity to treatment of most of the problems of men and women. Nevertheless, there can still be couples experiencing this problem who have difficulty in reaching patient-specific treatment and obtaining successful results.
Women can also face problems concerning their reproductive organs during their fertile period and while aging towards the menopause. Various ovarian cysts, inflammation, irregularities in menstruation, malign or benign tumors including uterine myomas can arise. Unfortunately, research results in our country suggest that women rarely consult gynecologists to benefit from regular checks and take the advantage of early diagnosis unless they have a significant problem.
Another important problem in our country is the recent loss of confidence in doctors. Women can consult approximately 3 to 5 doctors to decide on a surgery. They can get confused, get the wrong message, and worry due to various reasons. Surgical removal of any of the female reproductive organs is not recommended unless required. Recently developed endoscopic surgery techniques can be applied by experienced surgeons during the surgical operations in almost all of the women’s diseases and make recovery time the shortest possible.