Gender, from its very biological origin to the psychological processes and coping styles it follows specifically, makes it an important and independent factor for both mental health and mental illness. Women are different from men, so are their problems and needs. Starting from age of onset, clinical pattern and severity, treatment response, course, prognosis and long term outcome; all are much different for the persons with female gender which needed both gender and person specific care. The current COVID 19 pandemic has impacted us globally without sparing almost anybody. However, women have been affected very differently (if not more severely) around the world the reason of which is more than mere biological. The socio cultural background along with the environment factors need to be well explained to understand this difference or overall to understand the women mental health holistically during this global stress.
COVID 19,Lockdown,Women mental Health,Childbirth,Pregnancy
Tanay Maiti, Bhavika Rai, Tathagata Biswas