Despite all the awareness campaigns that we live in the 21st century, the topic of menstruation remains a taboo throughout the world. If this taboo is not completely broken, the disadvantages women experience in social and business life will continue. Therefore, it is useful to address this problem. To Zomato employees give menstrual leave and the highly controversial Pantone menstrual red It was one of the most talked about of the last period. Apple is in this fight to break taboo, Apple Women’s Health Study contributes with.
Why are women going through a world where menstrual symptoms are underestimated?
The Apple Women’s Health Study is important as it is a large-scale, long-term study. The tool used in the investigation is the Apple Research application. As a result of the data collected from 10,000 women in the first place, we see once again that what happens during the period is too real to be underestimated and ignored.
American women of various ages and races participate in research conducted within the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health through the Research app. The research also reveals how large-scale, long-term menstruation research can facilitate scientific advancements in women’s health. Applle said that while the menstrual cycle provides important findings about women’s health, it is a topic on which little research has been done. underlines. Research to date has generally been limited to small-scale studies and does not represent the majority of the population. Apple also emphasizes that without solid scientific data, women’s menstrual symptoms have historically been ignored or underestimated as overreaction or hypersensitivity.
Revealing ignored symptoms with scientific data is important in terms of gender equality.
The investigation continues. Apple invites US women to participate in this study using their iPhones and Apple Watch, if available. Participants can control the types of data they will share with research and see transparently for what purposes this data will be used in research. Enrolled in the research and responded to the demographic survey data from the first 10,000 participants Preliminary analysis of the women confirms their experience with a wide range of menstrual symptoms. These experiences include some symptoms that are not widely known or discussed. The most common symptoms in the study are abdominal cramps, bloating, and fatigue. All three were experienced by more than 60 percent of the participants who recorded their symptoms. More than half of the participants who recorded their symptoms reported experiencing acne and headaches. 37 percent of the participants noted generalized symptoms, such as diarrhea and sleep changes. Preliminary analysis reveals that these symptom trends are prevalent across a wide range of demographics, including age, race, and geographic location. For example, the most commonly reported symptoms in all black, Hispanic, and white participants were abdominal cramps, bloating, and fatigue.
Apple Women’s Health Study aims to gain a better understanding of menstrual cycles and their connection to various health conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome, infertility, and menopause. Concrete acceptance of symptoms is important for everyone’s access to medical devices and for menstruation. It will also contribute to a future where gender equality is more. The findings take us one step closer to confirming menstrual symptoms and preventing them from being underestimated.
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