Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Health

In this section, find articles, tweet-chats, art-work, essays, myth busters among others on trans* and women’s health by Feminism in India.

Why Reproductive Rights Must Be Taken More Seriously In India

Reproductive rights are especially important in contexts, where highly restrictive social mores attach a morality constraint to women’s agency and prevent them from exercising their bodily autonomy.

Woman Shamed For Demanding Sanitary Pads In Railways

A female traveller requested on her tweet to the Indian Railways for providing sanitary pads in trains. However, many people did not respond positively to the same, and started criticising the girl.

MRKH Syndrome: A Rare Congenital Disorder

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome or MRKH syndrome is a congenital disorder of the female reproductive system. It causes the vagina and uterus to be underdeveloped or absent, although external genitalia is normal.

Unravelling The Increasing Cases Of Hysterectomy In Beed District Of Maharashtra

It has been documented that in Beed district of Maharashtra, there is a sudden surge amongst women, especially the ones working in the sugarcane factories, in undergoing hysterectomy. This could be viewed as a classic example of the conditions of women in an unorangized sector.

Why I’d Rather Use Google Than Visit A Gynaecologist | #MyGynaecStory

A gynaecologist, who took my pain seriously, said that birth control pills would help me, but refused to prescribe them until I was married.

Honeymoon Cystitis: Can Sex Cause Urinary Tract Infections?

around 80 percent of all pre-menopausal women with a UTI have had sex within the previous 24 hours. This condition called Honeymoon Cystitis or bladder infection because of frequent intercourse, is largely untouched when we think or talk about sex.

“(Don’t) Sleep On It”: Talking About Gender Sleep Gap In India

Not enough attention has been paid to the issue of sleep gap, prevailing in the developing countries, possibly on an even larger scale due to greater social and economic disparities between genders.

“The Sex Which Is Not One”: Vaginismus And The Construction Of Female Sexuality

It is always important to keep in mind that vaginismus is a common occurrence among women and it should always be seen as any other ailment.

At The Gynaecologist: What Makes My Body Mine? | #MyGynaecStory

My body is not a continuum of all women's bodies through time. The medical profession will have to find a more acceptable way of serving us.

How Syed Sehrish Asgar, Budgam’s DC, Is Challenging Menstrual Stigma In The Valley

Syed Sehrish Asgar organized the first ever all woman conclave at the district headquarters this year to address the problems faced by girls during menses. Along with celebrating womanhood, the speakers dealt with the legal rights of women and POSH at workplace.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

My Experience On Matrimonial Sites —The Cesspits Of Humanity

Now, as I fight a daily battle in the war against arranged marriage, I have realised that my parents’ standards for a husband for me are so much worse than mine. As a method of finding a life partner, I believe matrimonial sites are the cesspit of humanity.
My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

My Reflections On The Freedom To Travel As A Queer Couple

And as a queer couple, we were engulfed by the fear of being met with displeasure or perhaps, even violence, if we were to be seen indulging in any form of physical affection.