During Women’s Month local pharmaceutical company, 3Sixty Biomedicine, is set on educating women on how to tackle common women’s reproductive health issues by partnering with leading women’s health experts to gain insights into the various conditions affecting women’s health.
Each week in August will see live discussions taking place on Salome® webinars where the public can engage with health experts and have their burning questions answered on conditions including infertility linked to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), menopause and menstrual issues that include heavy bleeding, pain and pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS).
This interactive campaign will see revered fertility specialist and obstetricians/gynaecologist like Dr Qinisile Diale and Dr Zandile Dunn, as well as general practitioner Dr Heidi Frere fielding questions and providing insights on common women’s reproductive health conditions.
In the opening week of Women’s Month and on the back of the hugely successful Fertility Show Africa held in July, Dr Qinisile Diale will start by helping South African women get a better understanding of infertility and the treatment options available to them. According to Founding Director and CEO of the Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa (IFAASA), Saskia Williams, the biggest challenge that people in South Africa face when it comes to infertility is access to treatment and education around the disease.
The reality is that ovarian dysfunction is a common factor affecting fertility in women, and around 20% of women in their reproductive ages are affected by the hormonal disorder known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). This condition involves cosmetic, metabolic and reproductive issues that often leads to infertility.
Menstrual issues are even more common with heavy menstrual bleeding, also known as Menorrhagia, being one of the most common gynaecologic complaints. According to the World Health Organisation, 18-million females aged 30-55 perceive their menstrual bleeding to be excessive.
3Sixty Biomedicine’s CEO, Boitumelo Sebambo, says that also under discussion in August will be one of the most common reproductive health concerns – menopause. “Menopause is also a journey that all women have to go through later on in life with menopausal symptoms affecting more than 75% of women. With most of the women’s reproductive health issues we are tackling over August being so common and yet often considered too taboo to discuss openly, we are delighted to be providing a safe space for discussions and enlightenment to take place,” states Sebambo.
According to Sebambo, partnering with health experts to help people understand what and why they are experiencing certain symptoms and also finding solutions on how to manage them is central to the company’s vision and mission.
The live Salome® webinar discussions with medical experts being rolled out over August is as follows:
- Thurs, 4th August from 8pm – 9pm with Dr Diale on infertility
- Thurs, 11th August from 8pm – 9pm with Dr Dunn on menopause
- Thurs, 18th August from 8pm – 9pm with Dr Frere on menstrual health issues
- Tues 23rd or Thurs, 25th from 8pm – 9pm surprise health expert on PCOS
*Please note times and dates are subject to change, please make sure to check on Salome social media pages for latest updates.
The Salome® range includes Salome® Fertility, Salome® Polycos, Salome® Heavy Menstrual Bleeding, Salome® Menstrual Pain, Salome® PreMens and Salome® M-Pause – which are all based on herbal extracts and as a result have minimal side effects.
Visit the Salome® range social media accounts to be directed to the sign-up page for more information on the webinar as well as the expert that you can then submit your questions to and sign up for the live session.
Alternatively, you can go to: https://events.salome-range.co.za/fertility-with-dr-q/