Rajvi Mehta

Profile

Originally from Mumbai, India, I am currently a junior studying Biochemistry at Brown. Woman's Health has always been of great interest to me. As a senior at high school, I worked in an In-vitro fertilization clinic in India. Here at Brown, I have been working at the Freiman Lab since my Freshman year where we are investigating the role of TAF4b in premature ovarian failure. I find it very exciting to work here and most of all I enjoy working with mice!


Stories by this author

  • September 10th, 2011
    To treat anemic patients, setting them on iron or folic acid pills is not enough. These patients need to change their eating habits. To enable this, nutritional guidance was provided through which we explained the women two things- 1. the...
  • September 10th, 2011
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  • September 10th, 2011
    Total number of women tested- 1000 Prevalence of anemia:80% of the women were anemic. The following table indicates the intensity of anemia detected. Almost 95% of the women diagnosed with anemia complained of tiredness, weakness and occasional...
  • September 9th, 2011
    In august, a few of my camps at PL lokhande marg, Govandi, Mumbai 89 (anganwadi nos 69,70,71,73,74,75,76,78,89,87,140, 141 attended the camp), Lumbani Baug (anganwadi nos 106,107,108,109) were covered by the media. Further, the animation I had...
  • September 8th, 2011
    I knew from the start that it would not be easy to explain slum women anemia and thalssemia so I decided to make an animation explaining the symptoms of anemia, what it is and how it could be a life threatening problem if neglected. I decided to...
  • September 8th, 2011
    After hearing my talk on anemia and thalassemia, three outreach/health workers approached me and asked me if I was ready to hold a similar talk in the red light areas of mankurd and chembur. They told me that most people refuse to go into these...
  • September 8th, 2011
    Over the past two months, I held 3 camps for students from various colleges like Acharya college, Lokmanya Tilak college in the area of tilak nagar, ghatkopar, Bhiwandi and chembur. These camps were held in the Family planning association head...
  • September 8th, 2011
    Established in 1949, Family Planning Association of India has been recognized as India's leading and largest reproductive and sexual health organization with 40 branches spread across the country. It provides information on sexuality education and...
  • different treatment for iron deficiency anemia and thalassemia
    August 11th, 2011
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  • July 23rd, 2011
    Twenty Thalassemic children being infected with HIV and Hepatitis C after blood transfusions at a government hospital in Jodhpur has shaken the entire country. But it's not just these children, even ordinary people could receive infected blood from...
  • July 23rd, 2011
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  • July 23rd, 2011
    Fall 2010- This was probably the most stressful period of my life. My schedule was so packed I barely got any time to myself. Amidst all of this, I fainted twice and also experienced sudden chest pain during stressful situations. It was a piercing...
  • July 23rd, 2011
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  • July 4th, 2011
    Over one third of the world’s population suffers from anemia.With 80% of India’s population being Anemic, anemia directly or indirectly is one of the major silent causes of 65-70% deaths because this condition does not permit required resistance...