The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has triggered more-healthful behaviours among the people who need to consult doctors.
Gynecology is among the top most consulted specialties on Practo Health as many routine gynecology and prenatal care appointments have transitioned to virtual visits.
Gynaecologists who consult online have indicated that a lot of women have been reaching out to them with queries like unanticipated irregularity in periods and how expectant mothers can have a safe pregnancy, among the others.
According to the Practo Health Insights, one in every three consults that came from women since coronavirus outbreak are for Gynecology-related issues, reports say.
Most of the queries are coming from people in the age group of 21-30, followed by people in the age group of 31 to 40.
According to reports, there has been a significant rise in the number of women aged 60 and above consulting Gynaecologists online.
52 percent of all Gynaecology-related consults are from women, while 48 percent of the queries are from men, possibly for their spouse, women family members.
Gynecology was the most consulted speciality among women, with 50 percent of the consults coming from tier 1 and 50 percent from tier 2+ cities in the last few weeks.
Top metro cities where most of the queries related to Gynaecology came were from Bangalore, followed by Delhi NCR, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
Among the Metro cities, Delhi witnessed a growth of 350 percent.
In tier 2 cities, most of the queries came from Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar, and Mysore.
Top queries discussed were period problems, pregnancy complications during coronavirus, birth control techniques, and miscarriage.
Dr Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo, said, “Telemedicine is making a very positive contribution to healthcare during the pandemic, and is being used by the people not just for coronavirus related queries but also for other medical conditions.”