Discuss Women’s Health Issues Such as Menstruation and Pregnancy
Held a Women’s Health Research Symposium on the subject of menstruation, pregnancy, and maternal health
It is expected to be an opportunity to publicize and expand research on health issues such as menstruation that have not been highlighted.
Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Director Eunkyung Kyung) The National Institute of Health will hold the 6th Women’s Health Research Symposium at Lotte Hotel Seoul on Thursday, October 10th.
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Since 2012, the National Institute of Health and Human Services, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been working to establish a research base for women’s health and to build a scientific basis for promoting women’s health.
The 6th Women’s Health Research Symposium will be held to share the results of research on women’s health and discuss solutions to major health problems.
In particular, at this symposium, the results of research on physiological and pregnancy-related health problems that have not been highlighted in the past despite being a major issue in women’s health are shared and solutions are discussed.
The first theme of the symposium is mental Health-Related Status and Issues’, and men and women’s adolescent menstrual experiences and perception survey results, Korean women’s menstruation status, contraception and research results on the system will be announced.
The prevalence of premenstrual syndrome in female adolescents was 36.1%, and 13.1% complained of health problems due to severe menstrual pain.
According to a survey of women of childbearing age, 23.3% of men with irregular menstruation* were higher than 15.1% of the U.S. Among them, in-depth survey of menstrual products (7,068 subjects), 11.1% of women after the sanitary napkin safety controversy in 2017 They responded by changing the sanitary napkin type.
* Irregular menstruation: If it differs more than 7 days from the previous menstrual cycle
The second theme is’Pregnant and Childbirth Health Status and Research Results’, and the results of women’s health research on pre-pregnancy cycles including fertility status and support directions, pregnancy-related complications, and childbirth results.
In addition to the increase in the age of first marriage, the rate of fertility treatment in the high-risk group over the age of 35 increased from 58.4% in 2015 to 74.8% in 2017.
In the panel discussion of experts following each subject, the current status of physiological health research, future research directions, research strategies to prepare a scientific basis for overcoming low fertility, and measures to increase women’s health through measures to increase the proportion of high-risk mothers* following the continuous increase in the average age of childbirth Discuss options.
* High-risk mothers: Mothers who are more likely to be accompanied by complications from mothers or babies compared to pregnant women. Older pregnancy is one of the main causes of high-risk mothers.
It is expected that this symposium will be held on the Pregnant Women’s Day (October 10) to be a meaningful place to reflect on the importance of women’s health.
The National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that “women’s health is directly related to the health of future generations, so it is an area that needs much attention from a health policy perspective.”
“I hope this symposium will be a place for consensus to solve major health problems for women in Korea, and it is expected to contribute to vitalizing women’s health research and preparing solutions to health problems.”