Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 6

Study of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies in Adolescents In Covid-19 Pandemic

Bijoya Mukherjee*1 and Vaishali Suraiya2

1Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, India
2Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, India

*Corresponding Author: Bijoya Mukherjee, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, India.

Received: April 26, 2022; Published: May 24, 2022


Study Objective: To find out the obstetric and gynecological emergencies with which adolescents present in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Design: This is a retrospective observational study.

Setting: The study has been carried out in casualty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital for a period of 3 months during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants: Information regarding 228 adolescent patients attending the emergency has been taken from the records maintained at the emergency department and has been analyzed and tabulated into obstetric and gynaecological emergencies.

Intervention: No intervention has been done in this study.

Outcome Measure: The obstetric emergencies and gynecological emergencies of adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Results: 148 patients (64.9%) have attended with obstetric emergencies and 80 patients (35.1%) with gynecological emergencies. True labour pain and abortions (25%) are the most common obstetric emergencies with which the adolescents present at casualty. Post dated pregnancy (10.1%) and preterm labour (9.4%) are found to be the most significant complications associated with teenage pregnancy, the important other ones being prelabour rupture of membrane, pre eclampsia and antepartum haemorrhage. Menstrual disorders (40%) comprise the most important gynecological emergency out of which dysmenorrhoea is the major cause; followed by ovarian tumors (18.75%) and sexual assault (16.25%).

Conclusions: It is necessary to improve the health education, the availability of resources (online and offline) for the adolescents to overcome the dire obstetric and gynecological emergencies and offer them a healthy life instead, keeping in mind the possibility of future waves of COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: Adolescent; Pregnancy; Endocrinology


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Citation: Bijoya Mukherjee and Vaishali Suraiya. “Study of Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies in Adolescents In Covid-19 Pandemic". Acta Scientific Women's Health 4.6 (2022): 65-70.


Copyright: © 2022 Bijoya Mukherjee and Vaishali Suraiya. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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