05 March 2020 | News
66% of all eConsults for Gynaecology are from women in the age group of 20-30
Practo, digital company has recently came out with a healthcare map on Indian women which is based on insights from seven crore women users in the period of Jan 2019 - Dec 2019.
The Insights summarize the recent trends which reflects the way women in India address their health concerns and take care of their health needs.
Gynaecology emerged as the most popular speciality amongst women, esp in the age group of 20-30
Dermatology and Sexology rank as the second and third most popular specialities amongst women users in 20-30 age group
Trichology and cosmetology were the top categories of discussion among young women who are increasingly taking professional advice when it comes to the wellbeing of their skin and hair
Indian women find econsults as a safe alternative to self-diagnosis, especially when it comes to their sexual health. It empowers them to be more proactive about their health, say medical experts
Children’s health (Pediatrics) was the top concern for women in the age group of 30-40
Women above 40 consulted Orthopedists the most
Dr Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo said, “Today's consumers face three key challenges in their healthcare journey: access, quality and affordability. eConsults have emerged as a preferred alternative to consumers, esp. millennials, for whom time and quality is of essence. It has the power to reach users even in the remotest of villages, at the oddest of hours, when access to specialists may be a challenge. And that's one trend that's emerging strongly, esp. among women users. We see women increasingly using our platform to consult doctors instead of self-diagnosing or worse still, ignoring their symptoms all together. In our endeavour to make quality healthcare affordable and accessible to billions, eclinic plays an important role, and we're committed to widening its reach even further over the coming years."
Dr Vanita Vaishnav, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bangalore, said, “Digital platforms like Practo provides an excellent opportunity for people, especially women to seek medical assistance from specialized doctors by empowering them with the right information, and easy access to quality healthcare. There is an increased awareness among women in India regarding various health problems as well as growth in the number of people consulting the right specialists due to efficiency of channels like online consultations. Digital healthcare has played a significant role in improving the overall experience of the patients in terms of accessibility, quality, convenience, and especially trust.”
This report aims to highlight the disease trends facing Indian women.