Taking virtual gynecologist appointments online is becoming one of the necessities when we are talking about millennials or Gen Z.
According to the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI) there are around 70,000 practicing gynecologists, including the registered doctors and doctors who are yet pursuing their PG and diploma courses and are not yet registered.
There are various questions on Quora like, when my daughter should visit a gynecologist or if she really needs to visit one.
When it comes to physically visiting a doctor, there a lot of challenges:
This brings us to a point where virtual consultation is the foremost and appropriate option for the millennial generation and girls of all ages. Especially in the field of gynecologists, wherein patients are not comfortable going to the doctor or physically visiting the clinic. At the same time, virtual consultation or talking over a virtual platform where you decide whether to turn on or turn off your camera is still a suitable and flexible option for patients.
During the pandemic itself, Delhi witnessed a growth of 350% in online Gynecology appointments. 52% of all the gynecology-related consults are from women, while 48% are from men, possibly for their spouse, with the 50% consultations coming from tier 1 or tier 2 cities.
Dr. Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo, quoted, “ Telemedicine is making a very positive impression on healthcare during the pandemic especially and is being used not just for coronavirus related queries but also for other medical conditions.”