Promila Mehta

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PURPOSE South Asian (SA) women in the United States report extremely low rates of leisure time physical activity (PA) compared with women in other ethnic minority groups. This study explored SA women's perspectives on PA during different life stages. DESIGN This is a community-based participatory research study that used focus groups. SETTING The study(More)
Laparoscopy as an outpatient technique has brought sterilization within the reach of millions of women in the developing countries. A review of the literature indicates that it can be performed easily and safely with the patient under local anesthesia. This report presents the personal experience of the author in the performance of 10,100 laparoscopic(More)
  • P V Mehta
  • The Journal of reproductive medicine
  • 1982
The understanding of the dynamics of the genital flora in humans is not yet complete. Of the many extrinsic factors that influence the susceptibility of the female genital tract to colonization by bacteria, sex-hormone secretion is considered of prime importance. Hence the knowledge of any cyclic change in the microbial flora could help in reducing(More)
  • P V Mehta
  • British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology
  • 1989
A total of 250,136 women were sterilized as outpatients by a single operator working with a team in ad hoc sterilization 'camps'. Falope rings were applied by the laparocator under local anaesthesia, with premedication but without vaginal manipulation (in all but the first 10,100). Volunteers were recruited and the operation discussed in nearby villages.(More)
  • P V Mehta
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India
  • 1976
Infertility associated with anovulation is a well recognised ootity but recently disturbed ovulation, early or delayed, accompanied with the luteal phase defect has been considered pathological as it leads to sterility or ear1y miscarriages. (Gillam, 1955; Grant, et al, 1959; Jones and Purmand, 1962; Israel, 1967, and Arrata, and Iffy, 1971). Thus,(More)
  • P V Mehta
  • Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology of India
  • 1984
Since the Indian introduction of mass rural laparoscopic sterilization camps the procedure has proved highly acceptable, economical, speedy, and safe. Despite many couples requiring sterilization, disturbing trends have emerged in many states relating to the organization of the camps, selection of cases, pre-operative preparation, adequate experience of(More)
The widespread demand for a simple, safe, and reversible sterilization procedure has attracted the attention of clinicians and researchers. A simple ligation with a single suture of nonabsorbable linen, involving a very small segment of tube (1 mm) in the isthmic portion about 1 cm from the isthmic ampullary junction, was used in 463 multiparous women. Of(More)