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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.

Trump's Global Gag Rule On Abortion And How It Affects SRHR Work In India

Trump’s Global Gag Rule On Abortion And How It Affects Sexual & Reproductive Health...

Three young Indian women discuss the effects of the global gag rule, a decision taken by seven white men in the USA, on SRHR work in India.
अनसेफ रिलेशन से ज्यादा सेफ है अबॉर्शन

अनसेफ रिलेशन से ज्यादा सेफ है अबॉर्शन

मैं अबॉर्शन नहीं चाहती थी, लेकिन मैं बच्चे को एक बेहतर जीवन देने की स्थिति में नहीं थी। अबॉर्शन को दो साल बीतने को हैं और मुझे अपने इस फैसले के लिए एक पल के लिए भी पछतावा नहीं हुआ। क्योंकि एक असुरक्षित रिश्ते का कोई भविष्य नहीं होता।
Maternal Cash Benefits Have Existed Since 3 Years. Why Is The PM Talking Of It Now?

Maternal Cash Benefits Have Existed Since 3 Years. Why Is The PM Talking Of...

Maternal cash benefits have existed for women since three years. So, why is the Prime Minister talking of it now again?
iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

iPill, uPill, We Would All Kill For An iPill In Chennai

The difficulty in finding an emergency contraceptive pill in Chennai is a topic that has reared its head in sporadic intervals over the last 3 years amongst fringe media outlets in the country. There is much confusion over whether these pills are officially banned, or just "out of stock", as the pharmacists are fond of saying.
Menstrual Leave

Who Gets to Decide For Or Against Menstrual Leaves?

This is neither regressive nor progressive –I don’t really care if you call this a sick leave or a menstrual leave. Every human being has the option to avail a leave as their basic human right.
The Real Sexism And Classism Of Birth Control Studies

The Real Sexism And Classism Of Birth Control Studies

A majority of women in rural India have no access to birth control or awareness of the same, are forcibly sterilized at camps and there has been a decline in use of contraception even as awareness about the same grows.
A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

A Critical Analysis Of The Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016

The recent proposed draft Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016, passed by the Health Ministry, was cleared by the Union Cabinet on the 24th of August 2016; and is set to be introduced in the Parliament soon. Within a span of one week the draft bill received a severe backlash, being cited as discriminating and draconian.
Menstruation And The Need For Inclusivity In The ‘Period Positive’ Movement

Menstruation And The Need For Inclusivity In The ‘Period Positive’ Movement

If not calling menstruation 'dirty' is all it takes for women to feel empowered, then there are a lot of women who are not even taken into consideration here. What about women who are engaged in tabooed and 'dirty work' for belonging to a particular caste? What good will it do to them if we stop calling menstruation 'dirty' and simply stop at that?

Sexual Dysfunction Among Women (And What To Do About It)

Sexual dysfunctions, including low libido, difficulty with vaginal lubrication, and lack of orgasm, affect thousands of women and their sexual partners. While some aspects of sexual dysfunction can naturally progress with age, there are ways to handle and reduce symptoms, including inhibited desire, painful intercourse, and inability to become aroused. Read on for more facts about sexual dysfunction in women and what you can do about it.
trans women's health

A Tweet-chat On Trans Women’s Health

When we talk about women's health, we often ignore trans women & marginalize them.

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The Hypocrisy Of Censorship: Lipstick Under My Burkha Vs Films By CBFC’s Nihalani

Lipstick Under My Burkha was banned for being displaying lady-oriented fantasies. Now is a good time to revisit the CBFC Chairman's films of yore.
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Meet Iqra Rasool: The Young Pace Bowler From Kashmir With Big Dreams

Iqra Rasool has defied society's opposition to being a sportswoman. This year she hopes to lead J&K in the nationals for the 5th time.
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6 Indian Muslim Feminists In History

These six Indian Muslim feminists believed in providing equal rights and representation to the women in India.