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.

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Why Are So Many Working Women Getting Hysterectomies In Beed?

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A high number of hysterectomies have been reported in Beed. How is the labour market responsible for this surgical phenomenon?
Inaccessibility To Menstrual Hygiene In Times Of COVID-19

Inaccessibility To Menstrual Hygiene In Times Of COVID-19

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Nationwide stunting of the production of sanitary napkins will affect the hygienic conditions of these women, making them vulnerable to various diseases and menstrual infections.
Amid COVID-19, India's Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

Amid Covid-19, India’s Deep Rooted Exclusivity Becomes Evident

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.
Covid-19: What Happens To An Already Hard Hit Economy Like India?

Covid-19: What Happens To An Already Hard Hit Economy Like India?

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Investment on and monitoring of health care facilities as well as funding the manual and agrarian base of the country should have been the initiative of the government on which the economy of the country is dependent to a larger extent.
Privilege In The Time Of A Pandemic

Privilege In The Time Of A Pandemic

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I have the privilege of wondering when college will resume, when cafes will open, when Amazon will deliver again, and when travel will be allowed again.
Let’s Think About Domestic Abuse During COVID-19

Let’s Talk About Domestic Abuse During COVID-19

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Quarantine measures could mean an increase in physical and verbal violence for those who’ve somehow found themselves in abusive situations
Social Distancing For The Underprivileged: How Is Space A Resource?

Social Distancing For The Underprivileged: How Is Space A Resource?

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This is not and should not be social distancing to its full extent and we should probably stop calling it that. Keep the distancing physical, but let the social solidarity thrive.
What Coronavirus Epidemic Should Teach Us About The Water Crisis

What Coronavirus Pandemic Should Teach Us About The Water Crisis

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The government needs to use social media and television platforms as it has done today in the grips of COVID 19. We need to prepare our population to conserve water on the same war footing to resist water crisis.
If female participation showed a negative trend in times of poor yet evolving health capacities, then what would the condition of female workforce participation be, after India survived the menace of Covid-19?

How Covid-19 Might Change Indian Feminist Narratives For Eternity

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If female participation showed a negative trend in times of poor yet evolving health capacities, then what would the condition of female workforce participation be, after India survived the menace of Covid-19?
Coronavirus And A Panic Stricken World That Cares Little About Mental Health

Coronavirus And A Panic Stricken World That Cares Little About Mental Health

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The Coronavirus pandemic among other things, such as the lack of empathy for all, in an individualist capitalist society like ours, brought to surface many other prejudices about how we conceptualise health.

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Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

Ecofeminism And COVID-19: Prejudices Of A Hindu Brahminical Society

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The eco-conscious health responses to the COVID-19 outbreak in India have revealed the heterosexist, racial, ageist, casteist, and classist prejudices of an overt Hindu-Brahminical society. The idea of environmentalism driven by capitalism, nationalism, and cultural imperialism exploit marginalised humans, animals, and nature alike. Therefore, the discussions around epidemics, animal welfare, and climate change must be nothing but ecofeminist.
Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

Islamophobia In The Times Of A Pandemic

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The layer that covers the entire crisis looks a lot like communal hatred or Islamophobia which is something that has been used in a country like India, time and again, to cover up the failings of a government.
Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

Why Is Sex Or Sexuality Education In Indian Schools Still A Taboo?

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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.