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.

Fathema Ismail: A Crusader Against Polio | #IndianWomenInHistory

Fathema Ismail: A Crusader Against Polio | #IndianWomenInHistory

India wouldn't be polio free today without the firm and resolute will of Fathema Ismail, the woman who led the battle against polio.
पीरियड से जुड़ी 10 बातें जो बिल्कुल गलत हैं | Feminism In India

पीरियड से जुड़ी 10 बातें जो बिल्कुल गलत हैं

भारतीय समाज में पीरियड को शर्म का विषय माना जाता है| शायद यही वजह है कि पीरियड को लेकर हमारे समाज में जागरूकता से ज्यादा भ्रांतियां फैली हुई है|
पीरियड पर चुप्पी की नहीं चर्चा की ज़रूरत है | Feminism In India

पीरियड पर चुप्पी की नहीं चर्चा की ज़रूरत है

मासिकधर्म पर बनी हमारी इस शर्म और चुप्पी को तोड़ने की बेहद ज़रूरत है| वरना हम न तो किसी भी संसाधन या सुविधा तक पहुंच सकेंगें |
6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

6 Bollywood Films That Mention Abortion, But It’s Not What You Think

While, according to WHO, the death toll from unsafe abortions keeps rising to contribute almost 8% of maternal deaths, our films are not really helping the discourse about pro-choice abortion either.
Madhupur

ASHA Worker’s Appointment Boosts Maternal Health In Madhupur, Bengal

The appointment of an ASHA worker in Madhupur village, Bengal is helping the community, especially women, make informed decisions about healthcare.
Vitiligo In A Woman’s Body: How I Learnt To Survive A Patchy Situation

Vitiligo In A Woman’s Body: How I Learnt To Survive A Patchy Situation

To the uninitiated - Vitiligo is a purely cosmetic skin ailment, that results in patches of the skin losing pigment. It has no known cure and is usually a lifelong condition.

Open Defecation Is Much More Than Just A Sanitation Problem

Open defecation is more than a sanitation issue—the lack of a safe, clean and secluded space to defecate specifically hurts women by drastically limiting their daily freedom. 
I-Pill

Problems With The I-Pill And Lack Of Awareness About Contraception

The I-Pill increases the likelihood of unprotected sex among couples. For women who are not in monogamous sexual relations, it gives them a false sense of security.
नया नजरिया: पीरियड के अनकहे पहलू | Feminism In India

नया नजरिया: पीरियड के अनकहे पहलू

मासिक धर्म के प्रति हर संस्कृति का अपना दृष्टिकोण होता है| जिस संस्कृति में महिलाओं को उनके मासिकधर्म के दौरान भी सामान्यरूप से सम्मानपूर्वक स्वीकार किया जाता है वहां महिलाएं आत्म-विश्वासी महसूस करती है|
In Conversation With Bhuli: A Platform For Social Good Through Art

In Conversation With Bhuli: A Platform For Social Good Through Art

Bhuli is an Uttrakhand based enterprise, run by two young women professionals for promotion of nutrition, culture and healthcare.

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Can I Hate My Mother And Still Be A Feminist?

Can I Hate My Mother And Still Be A Feminist?

As adults, especially as women, we must call out patriarchy inside our homes. We need to take responsibility and make an ally of our mother.As adults, especially as women, we must call out patriarchy inside our homes. We need to take responsibility and make mothers our allies.
Matangini Hazra And Her Sacrifice For India's Freedom

Matangini Hazra And Her Sacrifice For India’s Freedom | #IndianWomenInHistory

Seventy-five years ago, Matangini Hazra, a poor peasant woman, participated in the independence struggle in her own humble way.
Manto Khol Do

Manto’s Mirror To Partition: A Feminist Review Of ‘Khol Do’

Manto's Khol Do is an accurate portrayal of the depths of human depravity, in the backdrop of the horrific violence during the Partition.