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.

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Menstruation: Vernacular, Vocabulary And Violence

Menstruation: Vernacular, Vocabulary And Violence

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In my personal experience, we grew up hearing the words like ‘sick’, ‘ill’, ‘down’, ‘time of the month’ etc., commonly substituted secret codes for the word ‘periods’ or for referring to menstruation.
Exploring Our Anxieties Around Menstrual Cups

Exploring Our Anxieties Around Menstrual Cups

Even though menstrual cups have been available for commercial consumption since 1937, confusion and anxiety surrounding them seems to be commonplace.
Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of 'Femininity'

Understanding PCOS And Its Patriarchal Standards Of ‘Femininity’

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Next time you meet someone with PCOS, please don’t tell them to eat healthy or go to the gym. They probably know that.
Menstrual Waste Disposal: India's 'Silent' Problem

Menstrual Waste Disposal: India’s ‘Silent’ Problem

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Due to the lack of awareness around sanitary or menstrual waste disposal and the absence of laws to force segregation, most women dispose of used sanitary napkins along with the rest of the domestic waste.
Why Are We Missing Out In Addressing Period Poverty?

Why Are We Missing Out In Addressing Period Poverty?

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Although, the UN acknowledges menstrual hygiene as a global health issue, the outbreak of pandemic, ‘Covid-19’ has globally increased the vulnerability around period poverty.
PMS And PMDD: What Do We Know And How Can We Support Others?

PMS And PMDD: What Do We Know And How Can We Support Others?

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While PMS is highly common, PMDD requires a diagnosis due to the fact that it is disruptive to the person experiencing it. However, in India, the awareness about PMDD among most health professionals and the general public is still low.
Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For "Impurity"

Menstrual Huts: Quarantines For “Impurity”

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Women in India and Nepal are considered impure and untouchable, for having a healthy functioning body; quarantined into "huts", vulnerable & alone.
Normalizing Postpartum Depression: Mental Health For New Mothers

Normalizing Postpartum Depression: Mental Health For New Mothers

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We need to disintegrate this cultural narrative of motherhood being a standpoint of a woman’s life. Normalize postpartum depression and celebrate the mothers who have sought to carry on despite this.
Menstruation Is Natural. Myths Around Menstruation Are Social Constructs.

Menstruation Is Natural. Myths Around Menstruation Are Social Constructs.

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The myths around menstruation are sugar-coated with care and affection. Disguising it in the name of the gift, women are restricted and excluded.

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Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

Scrapping For Glitter: The Dark Side Of The Cosmetic Industry

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Mica is used in eyeshades, lipsticks, mascara, nail polish, blush and many such cosmetic products. 60% of the high-quality mica that goes into the cosmetic industry is sourced from India and most of it comes from scrap mining.
The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam's Women Weavers

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Assam’s Women Weavers

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In a world that is marred with COVID-19, India has been in a lockdown and the practice of physical distancing is in practice. This has severely impacted these women weavers who have lost their livelihood and space of solidarity.
Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

Housework And The Normalization Of The ‘Clueless Man’

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When the cluelessness of the man with respect to housework is normalised, the actual burden is thrust on the woman.