360° Protection and Awareness for Filipino Women

 

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I admit na wala akong makukuhang benefits sa awareness advocacy na ito kasi hindi naman ako babae, but sa pag spread ng balitang ito matutulungan kong maging aware ang mother and sisters ko. Higit sa lahat matutulungan ko ang mga kababaihan nagbabasa nito tulad mo.

We all heard this saying “Prevention is better than cure” but do you ever go and see your doctor if you feel well? Hindi ba we only visit our physician to cure our disease rather than to prevent it?

That’s why GlaxoSmithKline and Obstetrics and Gynecologists under the leadership of Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society or (POGS) create an Event called " 360 Degrees of Protection" to tackle health care for women from treatment to prevention by standardizing health care prevention methods for women through the most cost effective way.

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Dr. Susan Nagtalon from (POGS) talks about maternal deaths, which is usually understood as childbirth deaths actually refer to mothers who die.

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Major causes of maternal deaths in the Philippines:

  • Postpartum Hemorrhage
  • Eclampsia
  • Severe Infection
  • Included Abortions

How to improve Maternal Health:

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I know I blogged about Cervical cancer a couple of times but its better to keep repeat and repeating the news throughout the country to be more aware.

Here’s a small information about Cervical cancer:

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About Cervical Cancer

  • Cervical cancer is 2nd  most common cancer worldwide for women, with over half a million cases and around 288,000 deaths each year.
  • Over 80% of cervical cancer cases occur in developing countries such as the Philippines.
  • 8 out of 10 women have HPV in their lifetime, the virus that causes cervical cancer.
  • More than half of the women with cervical cancer will die within 5 years after diagnosis. Philippines has one of the lowest 5 year survival rates in the world. (Philippine Cancer Facts and Estimate 2005)
  • All women are at risk. All women regardless of age, lifestyle or economic status is at risk of cervical cancer (Intl J Gynecology and Obstetrics Nov 2006)

HPV: The virus behind cervical cancer

  • HPV is a common virus that can be transmitted not only by engaging in sexual intercourse, but also from mere skin-to-skin contact (rubbing) of genital area (even without penile penetration)
  • Most HPV infections heal on their own; but this doesn’t apply to all cases. When an HPV infection persist, it could into cervical cancer.

Preventing Cervical Cancer through the Screening and Vaccination

Pap Smear: A screening technique wherein cells are scraped from the cervix and examined under a microscope to check for disease or other problems.

VACCINATION: There are now vaccines available against cancer-causing HPV types 16 and 18. Along with regular screening, getting vaccinated can reduce the risk of developing cervical cancer by 94%.

Also see: http://theindecenttruth.blogspot.com/2013/10/x-cervical-cancer-love.html

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