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

Tamil Nadu's Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

Tamil Nadu’s Plan To Make Registration Of Pregnancy Compulsory Will Only Hurt Women

To ensure that pregnancy and childbirth happen safely, Tamil Nadu state government has come up with a brilliant new scheme — put pregnant women under surveillance.
movies that depict surrogacy

How Does Bollywood Depict Surrogacy And How Is It Harmful?

Movies like Filhaal, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke & Doosri Dulhan portray surrogacy in ways rooted in harmful stereotypes of surrogate mothers.
Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual Discharge | #ThePadEffect

Is Menstrual Blood Really Impure? A Scientific Take On Myths & Facts Of Menstrual...

A science based rationale to challenge myths surrounding impurity of menstrual blood by understanding what composites normal blood and menstrual discharge.
प्लास्टिक सेनेटरी पैड का खतरनाक खेल | #ThePadEffect

प्लास्टिक सेनेटरी पैड का खतरनाक खेल | #ThePadEffect

भारत में उपलब्ध सेनेटरी पैड प्लास्टिक के बने होते है और इन्हें बनाने में इस्तेमाल की जाने वाली सामग्री गैर-बायोडिग्रैडबल होती है|
Watch: Singing Boobs Tell Us Why We Need To Care About Breast Cancervideo

Watch: Singing Boobs Tell Us Why We Need To Care About Breast Cancer

MACMA is back with yet another brilliant video and this time singing boobs tell us why we need to care about breast cancer.
Her-sutism

Her-sutism: One Woman’s Comic Panel Normalizing PCOD

A. P. Payal started "Her-sutism" - a 34-panel comic to bust myths surrounding Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD).
Watch: How This Breast Cancer Awareness Video Surpasses Facebook's Ban On Female Nipplesvideo

Watch: How This Breast Cancer Awareness Video Surpasses Facebook’s Ban On Female Nipples

A charity from Argentina found a creative way to surpass Facebook's ban on female nipples for their breast cancer awareness video.
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill (2014): An Insight of the HIV Bill

HIV/AIDS Prevention And Control Bill (2014): An Insight

While the HIV Bill talks at length of the rights of the People Living with HIV, does it also adequately cover the most vulnerable but yet un-infected within its purview?
Cervical Cancer Awarness

Cervical Cancer: Vulnerabilities And Vaccines

Cervical cancer is the number 1 cancer to affect Indian women. It becomes incumbent on the state to prioritise accessibility to vaccines.
परंपरा वाली आधुनिक दुल्हन के लिए जरूरी होता श्रृंगार हायम्नोप्लास्टी सर्जरी

परंपरा वाली आधुनिक दुल्हन के लिए जरूरी होता श्रृंगार ‘हायम्नोप्लास्टी सर्जरी’

हायम्नोप्लास्टी सर्जरी की मांग बढ़ती जा रही है, जिसे अब शादी के लिए दुल्हन के एक ज़रूरी श्रृंगार के तौर पर इस्तेमाल किया जा रहा है|

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The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

The Unhealthy Fixation With Virginity: Pre-Marital Sex, Hymen & Hymenoplasty

Pre-marital sex and the stigma around it influences women to undergo difficult surgeries like hymenoplasty so as to confirm to societal norms of virginity.
New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

New Marathi Cinema Can Afford Modern Heroines, But Not Feminist Ones

Marathi cinema presently shows modern heroines with empowered ideals, but they somehow fail to break free from patriarchal shackles and understand the oppression of societal norms that they have internalised.
Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina, Ranbir And The Omnipresent Phenomenon Of Mansplaining

Katrina Kaif shut down Ranbir Kapoor’s mansplaining at a recent interview for Jagga Jasoos to VJ Xerxes Wadia of MTV Insider.