Do you start worrying about office goals, raises and promotions as soon as you think about planning a family? Still can’t muster up the courage to plan a child or get married for fear of being left behind professionally? Or you can’t plan a baby despite your best efforts? So you are not the only one facing these problems. Millions of women like you are facing mental and sexual health problems in India due to professional workload.
Women’s employment decreased after the coronavirus pandemic
World Bank data According to , since the outbreak of COVID-19, female employment in India has declined by 9% in 2022. This is also one of the many reasons that increase stress among women.
As stress at work increases, its impact on women’s sexual health increases significantly. Disorders like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis cause infertility in working women.
According to recent data from the trade union budget, 51.44% of women have the possibility of employment. While companies adopt various measures to promote and encourage the employment of women by increasing maternity coverage, monthly leave, etc.
Employed women have difficulties in managing their health
NCBI released a report on “Reproductive and Sexual Health of Working Women” in 2018, calling on companies to pay attention to the untold aspects of women’s health. According to this report, 52% of women surveyed say that they struggle to manage their health in addition to work.
One in five women or 20% in India has PCOS. It is the main cause of infertility in women and accounts for 80% of cases of ovulatory infertility.
IVF is also a very expensive infertility treatment
IVF treatment is expensive across the country and unfortunately not covered by corporate group insurance policies. Which is why there is increasing tension and anxiety among women in the workforce. The cost of IVF treatment is around Rs 1.5 lakh, laparoscopy around Rs 75,000 and the cost of hysterectomy ranges from Rs 1.32 lakh to Rs 2.75 lakh. Most companies in India do.