Articles by Dr Janani Iyer

Dr Janani Iyer is a Chennai-based consultant gynaecologist and specialist in reproductive medicine, with a keen interest in issues related to health of working women. She can be reached at

Living and practising medicine around the IT corridor in Chennai, I get to see many young women, who come to me seeking help for their gynaecological problems. These are women whose educational qualifications would be, at the very least, a basic bachelor’s degree. Many of them hold responsible positions and have a promising career ahead. And yet the one thing that strikes me as completely discordant is their complete lack of education and awareness about their general health, and more specifically their reproductive health. I emphasize on reproductive health not simply because I am a gynaecologist, but because a majority…

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